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Broward, Miami-Dade Officials Test Election Machines Ahead of Primary

With nearly 370,000 “Vote by Mail” ballot requests already in process, Broward County election workers are preparing for the August 18 Florida Primary Election.

They held a mock election on Wednesday to test the accuracy of their voting equipment in reading a ballot.

Broward Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonacci says he expects a predominantly mail-in election due to concerns over COVID-19.

“We have about 370,000 ballot requests in hand and about 75,000 ballots received already,” Antonacci explains. “We expect to receive a heap of ballots from voters that will learn to enjoy voting from their kitchen table.”

The last day to request a “Vote by Mail” ballot in that county is August 8.

Election workers in Miami-Dade County held their own equipment tests.

Supervisor of Elections Christina White says more than 450,000 voters have already requested “Vote by Mail” ballots in Miami-Dade.

She adds that her staff is prepared to handle the upcoming elections.

In Miami-Dade, early voting for the Primary Election begins August 3 through August 16. Click here to view the schedule, times, and locations.

In Broward County, early voting takes place August 8 through August 16. Click here to view schedule, times, and locations in Broward County.