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Vote on Election Day and Get Free Food and Drinks (Correction Appended)

Tomorrow is Election Day, which means Americans will finally be free of the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton show.

But seriously, if you didn't take advantage of early voting, the polls open in Miami at 7 a.m., and you can find your polling place at

And to sweeten the pot, many Miami restaurants, bars, and businesses are giving away freebies or deals to voters. Here's a list of free stuff you can get just by exercising your civic duty.

Join 7-Eleven's election poll at participating stores by choosing a blue cup (Democrat), a red cup (Republican), or a nonpartisan purple SpeakUp cup (because red and blue make purple). Share your vote on social media with the hashtag "#7ELECTION," and get a free cup of coffee by downloading the 7-Eleven mobile app.

B Bar Tapas & Grill
The restaurant is extending happy hour from 5 to 9 p.m. on Election Day with special pitchers of sangria and mojitos for $25. The election results will be screened in the bar and on the patio.

Bagatelle Miami Beach

Snag a free Carlito's Way — a hibiscus champagne cocktail — after voting. Just show your "I Voted" sticker or bracelet to get your drink.

If the election has driven you to drink, stop into Bodega Tuesday for a free shot of tequila when you vote.

Purchase the chain's special "conflicted" burger for only $5 with your  “I Voted” sticker at participating locations Tuesday.

Duffy’s Sports Grill
Get a free order of red velvet minidoughnuts with any meal purchase Tuesday. Simply show your "I Voted" sticker or mention you voted. The offer is good at all locations, and you get one order per table.

Take your "I Voted" sticker to receive a complimentary sponsored open bar from 8 to 9 p.m. on Election Day.

Firehouse Subs
Get a free medium drink when you display your "I Voted" sticker this Tuesday.

Krispy Kreme
Your "I Voted" sticker gets you a free doughnut Tuesday at participating locations.

Lyft, in cooperation with, is offering free rides to the polls on its app.

Show your “I Voted” sticker or other proof of voting and get a free pizza when dining in this Tuesday.

Radio Bar
Watch the election results come in and receive a free draft Bud Light when you show proof that you voted.

Enjoy a special election day foie gras burger at this South Beach eatery. The burger ($24) starts with a 10oz. Wagyu patty topped with two ounces of foie gras, fresh shaved black truffle, and Burgundy foie gras sauce.

Taurus Beer & Whiskey House

Show your "I Voted" sticker for a free shot or beer. The bar is also hosting an election watch party.

Tijuana Flats
Voters receive a free side of guacamole, salsa, or queso.

Toufayan Pita Chip Giveaway in Downtown Miami
On Election Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., look out for Uncle Sam and friends, who will hand out more than a thousand samples of Toufayan’s Gluten Free Pita Chips in downtown Miami near Bayside. Consumers will receive a free bag of chips, local polling site information, and a $1 off coupon for a future Toufayan purchase. Take a photo with Uncle Sam and use the hashtag "#CrunchTimeVote" for a chance to win a year's supply of pita chips.

World of Beer
Stop into WOB after you vote, and your first pint of beer costs only a dollar.

Correction: References to free offerings at Chick-fil-A , Starbucksm and Ben & Jerry's that appeared in an earlier version of this story have been removed.
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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