VOTING IN FLORIDA
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)
Registration Form (Spanish)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked twenty-nine (29) days before Election Day
In-Person: Twenty-nine (29) days before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Supervisor of Elections

Online Registration

Voters may register to vote or update their information ONLINE. To register online, voters must have a valid Florida Driver's License or non-driver State ID.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Twenty-nine (29) days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration

Currently, voters are NOT automatically registered to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will automatically register eligible Florida residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or interact with other state agencies.

Can you pre-register?

YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may pre-register to vote and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Florida but has not updated their voter registration information.

Move within the SAME county
Voters can fill out a change of address form at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot on Election Day.

Move to NEW County WITH electronic pollbooks
Voters can fill out a change of address form at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot on Election Day.

Move to NEW County WITHOUT electronic pollbooks
Voters can vote a Provisional Ballot at their new polling place if they did not update their address prior to Election Day.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Address Confidentiality Program

Voters who are members of the ACP may choose to keep their address confidential and use their ACP address when registering to vote. To register to vote bring your ACP certificate with you to your County Supervisor of Elections.

For more info about the ACP, Florida residents should call the Division of Crime Victims' Services at (850) 414-3330.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

All registered voters may vote early in-person. Voters should visit the Official State Website to find hours and locations.

BEGINS: Ten (10) days before Election Day
ENDS: Three (3) days before Election Day.

NOTE: Additional days can be added at the discretion of the County Supervisor of Elections.

Vote-by-Mail

All registered voters in Florida may choose to Vote-by-Mail. Voters can request a Vote-by-Mail ballot in person, in writing (email, fax, mail), by phone, or online. Visit your County Supervisor of Elections website to find contact information.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Received by 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day before Election Day
In-Person: By 7:00pm on Election Day

For more info on Voting-by-Mail:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your County Supervisor of Elections
Track Your Application / Ballot

Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting is known as Vote-by-Mail in Florida. Please see VOTE-BY-MAIL for more information.

Do you need Voter ID?

Voters will be asked to present a Photo ID from an approved list of IDs. The ID must include a signature which will be matched against the voter's registration signature.

NOTE: Voters who cannot provide the required ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. Please see Provisional Ballots for more info.

Voters who are struggling to get an ID from the State of Florida can get outside help from Spread the Vote, VoteRiders, or Carpool Vote.

Provisional Ballots

Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:

• the voter cannot provide the required photo ID
• their name is not on the registered voters list
• their right to vote has been challenged
• the polling time has been extended
• their name has been marked for receiving an vote-by-mail ballot

NOTE: Voters may provide evidence of their eligibility to their County Supervisor of Elections up until 5:00pm two (2) days after Election Day.

Polling Hours

7:00am to 7:00pm, Eastern Time Zone

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 7:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

Only voters registered with a political party may vote for candidates of the same political party in a Primary Election.

NOTE: All voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote if:
• candidates running in non-partisan races such as judicial or school board
• all the candidates have the same party affiliation and the winner will not face any opposition in the general election

CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION DEADLINE
Twenty-nine (29) days before the Primary Election

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. You must eighteen (18) or older to vote in a primary election.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which allows voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a General or Special Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Florida, or students who already live in Florida but attend college in another part of the state should visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony (other than murder or a sexual offense) will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation
  • paid all court-ordered fines, fees and/or restitution

Voters convicted of murder or a sexual offense may be eligible to APPLY to have their voting rights restored.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can visit the Official State Website.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.