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Voting in Surfside

By: Surfside Nov 04, 2016

WHERE TO VOTE IN SURFSIDE

First, let’s outline where you can vote in Surfside. The polling location in Surfside is Precinct 9. As of June 25, 2015, unless otherwise noted, this is the permanent polling place for Surfside residents. In some cases, certain municipal elections are held at alternate polling places. If that change that affects you, you will be typically be notified by mail approximately 2 weeks prior to the election.

Town of Surfside
9293 Harding Avenue,
Surfside, FL 33154 

In order to vote, you must be registered. While it is too late to register to vote in the 2016 presidential election, registering to vote is a right that is available at all United States citizens age 18 or older. If you haven’t yet registered, now is a good time to do so.


Register to vote.

 


 

EARLY VOTING

Though the official day to vote is Tuesday, November 8th, early voting has opened at the polls. There is no early voting site open directly in Surfside but there are several locations nearby. The closest location is situated just to the south of town at the North Shore Library. The poll site is open from now until Sunday, November 6th with hours of operation starting at 7:00 am and closing at 7:00 pm. A secondary early voting site is located to the north at the North Miami Public Library.

North Shore Branch Library
7501 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, FL 33141

North Miami Public Library
835 NE 132nd Street,
Miami, FL 33161 


For additional early voting locations, click here. For more information on public transport to early voting locations, click here.
 

 

VOTING IN THE ELECTION

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, the 2016 presidential race has not been without controversy. Though there are several names on the ballot under the “President” category, two stand out: Donald J. Trump or Hilary Clinton.

Further down the ticket, there are a number of congressional races, senate races and non-partisan races. No matter what your party affiliation is, it’s best to read up on the candidates before you make your decision.

While the candidate races are very important to the future of government, what Floridians, and Surfside residents, should not forget about are the November ballot initiatives. In the state of Florida there are 98 initiatives on the ballot this year, some of which could have a major impact on the future of the state.

On the Surfside ballot, voters will be casting a vote on ballot initiatives including the much debated legalization of marijuana for debilitating medical conditions and the rights of consumers regarding solar energy.

To get a better understanding of these ballot initiatives and how they could affect you and the state, you can read this document, prepared by the Florida Department of State Division of Elections.

For a closer look at what to expect in the voting booth, you can find a sample of the master ballot here. Reviewing this will give you a better idea of what to expect and who to vote for down the ticket, so that you can make an informed decision when voting. 

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VOTING IN SURFSIDE?

For more election information, results from previous elections, and details on where to vote, please click here. If you have more questions or want to get in touch with town officials, please email [email protected] or view more on www.townofsurfsidefl.gov.