Early Voting on Special Election for Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium Begins Monday

Here's where to vote early.

By Julia Bagg
|  Monday, Apr 29, 2013  |  Updated 6:15 AM EDT
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Early voting on the referendum to renovate Sun Life Stadium begins Monday in Miami-Dade County. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos reports.

Early voting on the referendum to renovate Sun Life Stadium begins Monday in Miami-Dade County. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos reports.

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Early voting on the referendum to renovate Sun Life Stadium begins Monday in Miami-Dade County.

If the referendum passed, the county would increase the mainland hotel rate from 6 percent to 7 percent, then give the Miami Dolphins 75 percent of the new revenue up to $7.5 million in the first year. The cap would increase by 3 percent every year.

After 30 years, the Dolphins would refund the county between $110 million and $120 million.

The deal also hinges on the NFL awarding Super Bowls to Miami.

The Dolphins are paying for the special election, which is expected to cost about $4.8 million amd is scheduled for May 14.

Residents can vote early at these locations every day until May 12:

  • City of Miami City Hall
  • Coral Gables Library
  • Coral Reef Library
  • Elections Department
  • Florida City City Hall
  • John F. Kennedy Library
  • Kendall Branch Library
  • Lemon City Library
  • Miami Lakes Public Library
  • Miami Beach City Hall
  • Model City Library
  • North Dade Regional Library
  • North Miami Public Library
  • North Miami Beach Public Library
  • North Shore Branch Library
  • South Dade Regional Library
  • Stephen P. Clark Government Center
  • West Dade Regional Library
  • West Flagler Branch Library
  • West Kendall Regional Library

Early voting locations will be open at these hours:

  • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Apr. 29 to May 3
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 4
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., May 5
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 6 to 10
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 11
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., May 12

Absentee ballots are still available as long as they're requested by May 8.

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