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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