The Miami-Dade Elections Department strives to make voting as convenient as possible for all voters to increase their participation in every election. As such, the Department reminds voters there are three ways to vote: early voting, absentee voting, and of course voting on Election Day, August 24, 2010 at their assigned precinct.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The Early Voting period runs through Sunday, August 22nd at 20 Early Voting locations. Sites and hours are available by calling 3-1-1 or going on the DepartmentÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s website.
WHAT:Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Florida International University and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will host a congressional forum to give the community an opportunity to hear the candidates running for Congress in District 17. Candidates will discuss their positions, explain their stance on critical issues that affect South Florida, and explain how they plan to represent their district in Washington D.C. Ã‚Â
The Miami-Dade County Elections Department will be conducting a thorough examination of its voting equipment in preparation for the upcoming August 24 Primary Election.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œPrior to each and every election, we thoroughly test our equipment by replicating Election Day conditions,ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â said Supervisor of Elections Lester Sola. ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis is just one of the many extensive efforts we undertake to ensure that the voting equipment is ready for use.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Katie Edwards, a Democratic candidate for State House District 119, outraised her Republican opponent for the third consecutive fundraising cycle. A Tea Party and an NPA candidate lag far behind in fund raising.The contest to replace term-limited Republican, Juan C. Zapata, will be decided during the November 2nd General Election. This is Edwards' first bid for public office, while Republican Frank Artiles has run and lost three times before.