Voting In Florida

PRIMARY ELECTION
August 28, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
July 30, 2018

OTHER UPCOMING FLORIDA ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

NO. Hardcopy registration requests either a Florida Driver's License number, Florida ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number. If the voter does NOT have any of these they MAY check the box "I have NONE of these numbers." Voter must fill out form properly or it may be denied.

Online Registration?

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

DEADLINE: Twenty-nine (29) days before any Election. Deadline to switch parties before a Primary Election is twenty-nine (29) days before the Primary Election.

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Supervisor of Elections. Forms available in SPANISH. Click HERE for more info. Voters can also register at their County Tax Collector's Office, Access Florida Offices, official political party offices, and pre-approved third party registration drives.

DEADLINE: Twenty-nine (29) days before any Election. Deadline to switch parties before a Primary Election is twenty-nine (29) days before the Primary Election.

Same-Day Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Florida voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Florida.

Pre-Register Youth?

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

Registration Portability?

YES. Voters who either move within the state to a new county that uses electronic pollbooks or move within their own county can fill out a change of address form at their new polling place on Election Day. Voters who move within the state to a new county that does not use electronic pollbooks can cast 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.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. Voters are required to provide Photo ID from a list of approved documents. The ID must include your signature which they will match against a voter's registration signature. If a voter does not have the proper ID they may vote with a provisional ballot which will count provided that the signature matches the registration record signature.

Absentee Voting?

Vote-by-Mail has replaced Absentee Voting. See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more information.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. All registered voters may choose to Vote-by-Mail. Voters can request a Vote-by-Mail ballot in person, by mail, or online via their County Supervisor of Elections website. Click HERE for more info.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications made by mail must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day before Election Day. Vote-by-mail ballots can be picked up In-Person until 7:00pm on Election Day.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person. Check HERE for more info.

In-Person Early Voting begins ten (10) days before Election Day and ends three (3) days before Election Day. Additional days can be added at the discretion of the Supervisor of Elections.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Florida should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Florida.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Florida.

Felon Voting Rights

Extremely difficult. After completing sentence, probation, and parole AND paying all restitution, an ex-felon MUST wait five (5) years to apply for the restoration of their rights. Other convictions may require a seven (7) year waiting period. Depending on the ex-felon's type of conviction (s)he may be required to go before a Clemency Board Hearing as well as provide additional certified copies of documents. Applicant can be denied for no reason then must wait two (2) years until they can apply again. Click HERE for more info on felony disenfranchisement in Florida.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

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.