vote by mail

By Sharon Aron Baron

With only 22 more days until Election Day, Democrats are returning their vote-by-mail ballots in larger percentages than Republicans or Independents.

Over 500,000 residents in Broward County requested vote-by-mail ballots. After mailing them to households the required 33-40 days before the election,  the Supervisor of Elections office reported 28 percent had been received as of October 12 — or 156,410.

These include:

30.75 percent of all Democratic Ballots received (319,783 sent)

25.34 of all Republican Ballots received (100,591 sent)

23.72 percent of all NPA Ballots received (137,290 sent)

Coral Springs resident and Attorney Jeff Adelman took advantage of vote-by-mail in the primaries and the General Election.  His most recent ballot was counted in two days, he said.

“I was shocked,” he said. “Faster than covid test results.”

Adelman said he voted for Biden in March, and because of the pandemic, he wanted to make sure he would be able to vote.

Luis Andino, an Independent, already voted-by-mail and dropped it off at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Lauderhill.

But others still plan on dropping theirs off or voting at the polls.

Wendy Fisher, an Independent, voted by mail and planned on dropping her ballot off at an early voting site.

Debbie Rosenberg, a Democrat, planned to vote in person during early voting at the library.

Merrie Cetta Artner, a Republican, said she would be voting in person on Election Day.

Lisa Teger-Zhen, a Democrat, said, “I have my vote by mail ballots filled out for my whole family (5 voters). And we will be dropping them at the Supervisors of Elections this Saturday. 

Mirela Bejleri, a Democrat, said they have vote-by-mail ballots filled out for the whole family, including her parents and in-laws – eight votes altogether. “I will be dropping them at the Supervisor of Elections tomorrow. 

Early Voting/Drop off Vote-by-Mail Ballots

Residents who are holding on to a vote-by-mail ballot should return it as soon as possible. To request a vote-by-mail ballot, the deadline is Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Those who change their minds and decide they do not want to vote-by-mail but bring the ballot to either early voting or election day to cast an in-person vote.

To drop off a vote-by-mail ballot, visit the Supervisor of Elections at Lauderhill Mall at 1501 NW 40th Avenue, Lauderhill, FL or at any of the early voting sites below from Monday, October 19 at 7:00 a.m. through Sunday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m.

Tamarac Branch Library
8701 W. Commercial Boulevard
Tamarac, FL 33321

Northwest Regional Library
3151 University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Pine Trails Park Amphitheater
10555 Trails End
Parkland, FL 33076

African-American Research Library
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard NW 6th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Broward Health North
Conference Room
201 E. Sample Road
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33064

Nova Southeastern University
Alvin Sherman Library
3301 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard
Davie, Florida 33314

Coral Ridge Mall
North or Northwest Entrance
3200 N. Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33306

Davie/Cooper City Library
4600 SW 82nd Avenue
Davie, Florida 33328

E Pat Larkins Community Center
520 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center
1801 NE 6th St.
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

Lauderhill Mall
1519 NW 40th Ave
Lauderhill, Florida 33313

Ft. Lauderdale Branch Library
1300 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Room 130
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304

South Regional Library
7300 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024

Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center
410 SE 3rd Street
Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009

Southwest Regional Library
16835 Sheridan Street
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33331

Miramar Branch Library
2050 Civic Center Place
Miramar, Florida 33025

Hollywood Branch Library
2600 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, Florida 33020

West Regional Library
8601 W. Broward Boulevard
Plantation, Florida 33324

Nob Hill Soccer Club
10200 Sunset Strip
Sunrise, Florida 33322

Weston Branch Library
4205 Bonaventure Boulevard
Weston, Florida 33332

North Regional Library
1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard
Coconut Creek, Florida 33066

Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors
600 NE 21 Court
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305

To vote on election day, Tuesday, November 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., voters must go to their assigned precinct. Not sure where you need to go?  Visit Broward Supervisor of Elections.

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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