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Voters with Special Needs

Every voting location in Miami-Dade County meets Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards. Each one is equipped with ADA privacy booths and ADA touchscreen machines, which could help voters who have issues with their eyesight, have trouble reading, or have disabilities for which an audio ballot could be useful.

  • On Election Day

    Per Florida Statute 101.051, a voter who needs assistance to vote must fill out a Declaration to Secure Assistance. An election official can assist, but if the voter brings a person to provide assistance, that person must fill out a Declaration to Provide Assistance. Both of these forms are available at the voting location.

  • National Voter Registration Act

    The National Voter Registration Act, also known as the Motor Voter Act, came to be so that people could register to vote more easily. It was also written to help boost the number of minority voters and the number of voters with disabilities.

    The Motor Voter Act requires all offices of state-funded programs that provide services to persons with disabilities to also provide them with voter registration applications, to assist them with completing the applications, and to send the completed applications to the proper state official. For more information, call 305-499-8363.

    You can register to vote at the following locations:

  • Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act

    The Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act requires that voting locations are set up so that people with disabilities can enter, vote, and exit with relative ease during federal elections. The law also requires that telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDDs), which are also known as teletypewriters (TTYs), are available.

    • All polling places are handicap accessible.
    • Vote-by-mail voting is available to all voters upon proper request.
    • Accessible telecommunication is available at 305-499-8480 (voice/TTY).
  • Special needs and language assistance

    The Voting Rights Act has provisions that ensures that every voter could register to vote, easily enter and exit the polling location, and have easy access to a voting booth. Also, the Voting Rights Act requires that ballots don't discriminate against blind or visually-impaired people, or people who can't read English.

    • All polling places are equipped with at least one ADA touchscreen voting machine.
    • All ballots and election-related materials are available in three languages: English, Spanish and Creole.

    In addition:

  • Regulation & Compliance

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities

    Electors seeking assistance in casting ballots

    A voter who needs assistance to vote can receive assistance. Citation - Florida Statute - Chapter 101.051

    National Voter Registration Act of 1993

    The Act that has made it easier for Americans to register to vote and maintain their registration.

    Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped

    Access for handicapped and elderly individuals to registration facilities and voting locations for federal elections.

    Voting Rights Act

    The law that prohibits discrimination in voting

Phone Number(s)

Email / Mail

Locations and Hours

  • Elections Department

    2700 NW 87 Avenue, Doral, FL 33172
    305-499-VOTE (8683)
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    *Excluding County holidays

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