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 an election in order to meet the book closing deadline.
- Deadline To Register to Vote By Mail
A Voter Registration Application must be postmarked at least 29 days before an election in order to vote.
- Deadline to Register to Vote At Registration Sites
A Voter Registration Application will be received at certain locations and delivered to the Elections Department.
- Deadline to Register to Vote at the Elections Department
Applications may also be delivered to the Elections Department at least 29 days before the election.
Voter Registration Application
To learn more about Voter Registration visit: www.miamidade.gov/elections
Vote by Mail (Absentee Ballots)
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is the tenth day before an election at 5:00 p.m. Voters can request an absentee ballot:
- Online at: http://www.miamidade.gov/elections/voter-information.asp
- By Email to [email protected]
- By Telephone 305.499.8444
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.