Instructions for voting

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How to Register to Vote

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 6
  • 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

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 6

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.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

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 6

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 6
  • 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