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

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.

Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee took the media on a tour of Sun Life Stadium Friday afternoon, highlighting the areas that need to be renovated. NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports. (Published Sunday, April 28, 2013)

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

Miami Dolphins nemesis Norman Braman and attorney H.T. Smith held a spirited debate Wednesday about whether team owner Stephen Ross should get public money to renovate Sun Life Stadium, NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports. (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013)

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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