REGISTRATION AND VOTING
REGISTERING TO VOTE
Please see the information provided by Miami-Dade County on registering to vote (www.miamidade.gov/elections) or call the Miami-Dade County Elections Department at 305.499.VOTE.
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES (BOOK CLOSINGS)
Voters must be registered at least 29 days prior to Election Day, October 11, 2016, to vote in the November 8, 2016 General Election.
- Deadline To Register to Vote By Mail
Registration Applications must be postmarked at least 29 days before the election, October 11, 2016, in order to vote.
- Deadline to Register to Vote At Registration Sites
At certain locations, Registration Applications will be received and delivered to the Elections Department. Registration Applications must be turned in at the registration site at least 29 days before the election, October 11, 2016, in order to meet the book closing deadline.
- Deadline to Register to Vote at the Elections Department
Registration Applications which are delivered to the Elections Department at least 29 days before the election, October 11, 2016, satisfy the book closing deadline.
VOTE BY MAIL (ABSENTEE BALLOTS)
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is November 2, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Voters can request an absentee ballot:
Additional information on absentee ballots is available online at: http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/vote-by-mail.asp#0
POLITICAL SIGNAGE IN THE VILLAGE
In Bal Harbour, political and election issue campaign signs are exempt from permitting, provided they meet certain requirements under the applicable provisions of the Miami-Dade County Code. In addition to the requirements (5’ setback from the right-of-way, not on public property), signs must be setback 5’ from the property line of any adjacent property and are limited to 22” x 28” in size. Signs must be removed no later than 30 days after the election.
Sec. 33-82. Short title and applicability.
(a)This article shall be known as the "Sign Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida" and shall be applicable in the unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County, and specifically in the incorporated areas of Miami-Dade County. When the provisions of this article are applicable to a municipality, the municipality shall be responsible for enforcement.
Sec. 33-84. Definitions.
For the purposes of this article the following words and phrases are hereby defined as provided in this section, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. Where there is a question as to the correct classification or definition of a sign, the Director shall place said sign in the strictest category and/or classification.
(f)Class A (temporary signs): Any sign(s) to be erected on a temporary basis, such as signs advertising the sale or rental of the premises on which located; signs advertising a subdivision of property; signs advertising construction actually being done on the premises on which the sign is located; signs advertising future construction to be done on the premises on which located, and special events, such as carnivals, concerts, public meetings, sporting events, political campaigns or events of a similar nature.
Sec. 33-94. Signs permitted without a sign permit.
(a) Class A temporary signs not exceeding six (6) square feet in area, not electrically illuminated will not require a sign permit, but must otherwise comply with this article and applicable technical codes.
Sec. 33-99. Class A temporary signs.
Type of signs permitted: Real estate; subdivision; construction; future construction; special events; balloons.