MIAMI (AP) — The opportunity to vote for president is coming to mailboxes all over Florida, long before Election Day.
In Miami, officials mailed out more than 172,000 absentee ballots today, and officials say the popularity of voting-by-mail has exploded. Officials say the county is on track to meet or exceed the number of absentee ballots four years ago.
In the last general election, more than half of voters cast their ballots by mail -- or at early voting polling stations. For the first time this year, the return postage will be prepaid by Miami-Dade County, so voters won't need to search for a stamp to mail-in their ballot.
Other Florida counties have either already mailed absentee ballots or plan mail them shortly.