Early voting for the midterms begins in Florida (includes video story)

In-person early voting started today in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with 52 sites available for people to cast their ballots. 

Over 1.1 million mail-in ballots have already been returned across the state, according to Local 10 News. Voters will decide on whether to reelect Ron DeSantis as governor and Marco Rubio as a U.S. Senator, along with scores of local issues.  

Some voters flocked to the polls bright and early to make sure their vote was cast. 

“I want my voice heard. I want to make sure that it will count and I don’t want to wait until the last minute. I believe the early bird catches the worm,” said Gerri, a voter who didn’t give her last name, in Hallandale Beach. 

Early voting will continue through Nov. 6 and the polls in Broward and Miami-Dade will be open from 7a.m. to 7p.m. The general election is on Nov. 8.  

For more stories on the election, check out the SFMN voter guide.


Amanda Gray is a Cuban-American student majoring in digital media at FIU. She intends to utilize her knowledge of writing, public speaking, editing, and social media management to pursue a career in non-profit work, bringing to life her passion for communication and advocacy. Gray has enjoyed extensive international travel and uses her global perspective to highlight and serve communities.

Elena Key is a broadcast journalism student at FIU. She currently works at FIU's student newspaper, PantherNOW, as a staff writer. She works for both the News and Entertainment section. Alongside working in news, Elena aspires to be able to work in entertainment news in the future as a reporter and TV personality. She hopes to make an impact in the lives of others through journalism.