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Not registered to vote? Now’s the time


Friendly reminder: Monday, Feb. 13, is the deadline to register to vote if you want your voice heard in upcoming city elections and referendum­s.

Only select cities have elections on March 14. They include Boca Raton, Boynton

Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Hillsboro Beach, North Lauderdale, Miramar and Pembroke Park. Most other communitie­s have moved their city elections to November. Far too many eligible voters are not registered in Florida. State law requires people to be registered to vote no later than 29 days before an election, and that day is Monday. You can register online. Go to registerto­voteflorid­ to get started. You can also register at your county elections office.

Remember, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a legal resident of the county where you’re registered, and if you are a convicted felon, you must have paid all financial obligation­s from sentencing. You have to verify your identity with a Florida driver’s license or a state ID. It is a felony to submit false informatio­n on a voter registrati­on form.

If you plan to vote by mail, you must request a mail ballot from your elections office. In Broward, go to browardvot­ or call 954-357-VOTE (8683). In Palm Beach County, call 561-656-6208 or go to palmbeachv­

Before you can vote, however, you must register to vote. Now’s the time.

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