TurboVote is a new, national service that will aid Greater Miami residents in registering and voting by mail. It is a free service that is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. TurboVote will send timely text message and email reminders to users who have signed up for the service to ensure that voters register or request a vote-by-mail application on time and never miss another deadline. TurboVote also offers reminders to users who have signed up for the service and who vote in person at their polling places.
Here’s how it works.
1. Voters sign up at https://umiami.turbovote.org/register and TurboVote will be able to check if they are already registered.
2. Voters can then request that a pre-filled voter-registration form or vote-by-mail application be sent to them in the mail. The form gets to the voter with a stamped, addressed envelope, so it’s easy to sign and drop in the mail, similar to Netflix’s service.
3. When local election authorities receive the vote-by-mail application, they send the voter a mail-in ballot.