Deadline Tuesday to register to vote for presidential election

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Tallahassee, Florida - Time is running out to register to vote in the presidential election. The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

This election ballot will require some work. It includes 11 proposed constitutional amendments, which were all placed on the ballot by state lawmakers.

The big ballot is considered one of the longest and heaviest ever seen in Florida.

That means if you vote by mail, you'll have to put extra postage on the return envelope, except in Hillsborough, Duval and Miami-Dade counties. Those counties are covering the cost of postage for mail ballots.

Jessica Lowe-Minor of the League of Women Voters of Florida is encouraging Floridians to get their registrations in so they can participate in this major election.

"It's a presidential election, which always draws interest particularly in Florida being such an important swing state, as well as we have 11 constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot that voters will be making decisions about. It's just critical that Floridians are engaged in this election, that they're ready to vote, and if they're not already registered by tomorrow they do so."

Postage for this big ballot will cost 65 cents in most counties. But the ballots in Broward and Palm Beach counties will require the most postage - $1.50.

You can find out the cost of postage for mail ballots in your county by clicking this link from the League of Women Voters of Florida:

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