Miami – New Florida Majority released the following statement from Executive Director Andrea Mercado on the addition of early voting site at.

“Today’s decision is a victory for not just for college students but for all voters in Miami-Dade County. For far too long, the limited locations and operating hours of polls sites have determined who gets the opportunity to participate in democracy. Expanding voting to college campuses like FIU helps bring in more voices into our political system, which keeps elected officials accountable and ensures that policy decisions reflect the will and needs of the people.

This is also a victory for local civic groups from both sides of the political aisle who forced the County government to do the right,” said Meercado. “The law is very clear. All voters win when we make voting more accessible. We look forward to working with other local and statewide civic groups in doing everything we can to make the process as easy as finding any of the basic necessities in life. We must be diligent in our efforts to protect and expand democracy.We must be diligent in our efforts to protect and expand democracy.