Early voting for the general presidential election in Miami-Dade County began on Oct. 19 and will continue until this Sunday, Nov. 1. Many Hialeah residents arrived at the John F. Kennedy Library to turn in their early votes.
Despite protocols, there were still voters who refuse to follow social distancing while early voting.
“I have seen the occasional voter in these huge lines with no mask, and that bothers me,” said Desiree, a Miami-Dade Democratic Party Representative.
Some are scared to vote in person and risk their health, but “you have to vote; this is the way the American way,” said Julio Martínez, president of the Hialeah Republican Club.
Genesis Valencia was born in Hollywood Florida and attends Florida International University, pursuing her bachelors' degree in Broadcast Media and minoring in Meteorology. She has a passion for reporting and enjoys discovering new things about the weather. She will continue with her Masters in Communications after graduating.
Maria Fernanda Suarez, born in San Cristobal, Venezuela, raised in Miami, Florida, her culture was strongly based on immigration and language barriers; she began to explore how to document the world through writing. Maria is studying at Florida International University and will soon have a bachelor's degree in Communications and Marketing.