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How to Register to Vote

1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the voter registration form.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Fill in the application online and print, or fill the application in using a black ballpoint pen

Step 1 · Indicate whether this is a new registration, an update, or a request to replace your voter card, and confirm that you’re a US citizen

Step 2 · Confirm that you’re not a convicted felon, or if you’re, that your voting rights have been restored

Step 3 · Confirm that you have not been judged mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, or if you have, that your right to vote has been restored

Step 4 · Provide your date of birth

Step 5 · Provide your Florida driver’s license or Florida ID card number. If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

  • If you don’t have a Florida driver’s license, Florida ID card, or Social Security number, check the box

Steps 6–7 · Provide your name and residential address

Step 8 · (If applicable) Provide your mailing address (if different)

Step 9 · (If applicable) Provide the address where you last registered to vote

Step 10 · Provide your former name (if it has changed); your gender; your state or country of birth; and telephone number (optional)

Step 11 · (Optional) Designate your political party affiliation and race/ethnicity

Step 12 · (If applicable) Indicate if you’re an active duty uniformed services or merchant marine member; the spouse or dependent of an active duty uniformed services or merchant marine member; or a US citizen living outside the US

Step 13 · (If applicable) Complete if you’ll need assistance with voting or if you’re interested in becoming a poll worker

Step 14 · Sign and date the application

Step 15 · If you’ve never voted in Florida, you must provide one of the following with your registration or when you vote:

  • Current photo ID
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document showing your name and address

3. Send the form.

Your completed application must be postmarked by Oct 11 and mailed to:

The Florida Division of Elections which is located at:
Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

You can also submit the form to any County Supervisor of Elections, any Florida driver’s license office or tax collector’s office that issues driver’s licenses and/or Florida ID cards, any “voter registration agency” where you get services, any office that primarily serves persons with disabilities, any military recruitment office, or any public library.


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1. Get the voter registration form.

Get the voter registration application at The Florida Division of Elections, any County Supervisor of Elections, any Florida driver’s license office or tax collector’s office that issues driver’s licenses and/or Florida ID cards, any “voter registration agency” where you get services, any office that primarily serves persons with disabilities, any military recruitment office, or any public library.


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Indicate whether this is a new registration, an update, or a request to replace your voter card, and confirm that you’re a US citizen

Step 2 · Confirm that you’re not a convicted felon, or if you’re, that your voting rights have been restored

Step 3 · Confirm that you have not been judged mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, or if you have, that your right to vote has been restored

Step 4 · Provide your date of birth

Step 5 · Provide your Florida driver’s license or Florida ID card number. If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number

  • If you don’t have a Florida driver’s license, Florida ID card, or Social Security Number, check the box

Steps 6–7 · Provide your name and residential address

Step 8 · (If applicable) Provide your mailing address (if different)

Step 9 · (If applicable) Provide the address where you last registered to vote

Step 10 · Provide your former name (if it has changed); your gender; your state or country of birth; and telephone number (optional)

Step 11 · Designate your political party affiliation and race/ethnicity (both optional)

Step 12 · (If applicable) Indicate if you’re an active duty uniformed services or merchant marine member; the spouse or dependent of an active duty uniformed services or merchant marine member; or a US citizen living outside the US

Step 13 · (If applicable) Complete if you’ll need assistance with voting or if you’re interested in becoming a poll worker

Step 14 · Sign and date the application


3. Return the form.

Your completed application must be returned in person by Oct 11 to:

The Florida Division of Elections which is located at:
Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

You can also return the form to any County Supervisor of Elections, any Florida driver’s license office or tax collector’s office that issues driver’s licenses and/or Florida ID cards, any “voter registration agency” where you get services, any office that primarily serves persons with disabilities, any military recruitment office, or any public library.


Check if you’re registered to vote

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Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Be a resident of the county you register in
  • Be at least 16 years old, but in order to vote, you must be at least 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be judged mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state by a court without your right to vote having been restored
  • Not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored
Mail
October 11

In Person
October 11

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 24–Nov 6

Depending on the dates set by your county, early voting starts between Oct 24 and Oct 29, and ends on either Nov 5 or Nov 6

Bring an accepted form of ID.

Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID.

Who can vote early

Any voter registered in Florida can vote early in person before Election Day.

Who can vote by mail

Any voter registered in Florida can vote by absentee mail ballot.


1. Request your mail ballot

Apply for your mail ballot online, or request a ballot by contacting your County Supervisor of Elections by email, fax, mail, or phone

Include the following information if you send it a written request:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Birthday
  • Signature

Submit your request so it’s received no later than 5 PM on Nov 2.


2. Vote
  • Once you receive your mail ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and return envelope
  • Attach a copy of an accepted ID, if required
  • Mail your ballot to the address on the return envelope so it’s received no later than 7 PM on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Check the status of your ballot on myflorida.com
Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote early
Oct 24–Nov 6

Depending on the dates set by your county, early voting starts between Oct 24 and Oct 29, and ends on either Nov 5 or Nov 6

Bring an accepted form of ID.

Vote on Election Day

November 8

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted form of ID.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Florida. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Florida address in the county where you’re registered
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be judged mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state by a court without having had your right to vote restored
  • Not have been convicted of a felony without having had your civil rights restored

In person ID requirements

Bring one of the following IDs that shows your photo and signature:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida ID card
  • US passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement center ID
  • Neighborhood association ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Veteran health ID card
  • License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm
  • Employee ID card issued by the federal government, the state of Florida, or any county or municipality
By mail ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time in Florida, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by mail

If you’re a first time Florida voter who registered by mail and you didn’t provide ID when you registered, you’ll need to provide a photocopy of one of the following forms of ID along with your mail ballot:

  • A copy of a current photo ID
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address

Frequently Asked Questions

Sort of. You can request an absentee ballot for a specific election, or you can submit one absentee ballot application for applications for the next regularly scheduled general election. (General elections take place in November of evenly numbered years: 2014, 2016, 2018, etc.) If you choose the second option, you will automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election in which you are eligible to vote through the next regularly scheduled general election.
If you are a first-time Florida voter and you do not have an Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification number, then you must include a copy of your ID with your voter registration form. If you don’t, you’ll need to provide ID the first time you vote in person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include: a copy of a photo ID that shows your name (U.S Passport, employee ID, buyers club ID, debit/credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, public assistance ID); OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Florida address. Elderly (65 years or old), disabled, overseas, and military voters are exempt from these ID requirements.
You do not need to provide ID if you have already voted in Florida at least once. If you are a first-time Florida voter who registered by mail, and you did not include your Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification card number on your voter registration form, then you must provide a copy of your identification with your absentee ballot application. Acceptable forms of ID include: a copy of a photo ID that shows your name (U.S.Passport, employee ID, buyers club ID, debit/credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, public assistance ID) OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Florida address.
YES! You must bring your absentee ballot (voted or not) with you to the polls so it can be destroyed. If you forget the ballot, you’ll have to vote a provisional ballot.