If you were planning to cast a ballot on Sunday for the special Miami-Dade election, think again.
Early voting sites, originally scheduled to be open through May 22 for the May 24 election, will close on Sunday. The reason: A new election law overhaul Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign on Wednesday.
The Legislature passed the bill, shepherded in part by Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, a Miami Republican, during the annual lawmaking session that ended earlier this month.
Among other things, the legislation stipulates that early voting ends three days before the election (the number of hours to vote early remains the same; it's just spread out over fewer days).
That means early voting sites in Miami-Dade will be open for longer on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections office has put out a notice letting voters know about the changes.