Miami-Dade County will offer the maximum number of allowed early-voting hours ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, the elections department announced Thursday.
Early-voting sites will open for 12 hours a day — from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — for a full two weeks, from Monday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 6.
That’s 168 hours total — 56 more hours than the 112 hours offered leading to Tuesday’s primary election. Ahead of the primary, Miami-Dade also set two weeks of early voting, but sites were open for eight hours a day.
The increase is “commensurate” with a presidential election that draw more voters to the polls than any other election, the Miami-Dade elections department said in a statement.
“Our voters will access more sites than ever before, as well as the maximum number of days and hours of operation to ensure our voters are afforded every opportunity to vote early,” Elections Supervisor Christina White said.
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