For more information on voter registration deadlines for upcoming elections, please visit our Election Dates webpage.
If you are a Florida resident and otherwise eligible, visit RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov to submit a new registration online, to update your existing record, or to use the system to populate, print, sign and mail in a paper application.
Online registration is available in English and Spanish.
Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
If you are already registered to vote in Florida but you need to update any information on your voter registration record, you can submit a change at visit RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov to update your existing record. You can also call or email an address change to your county Supervisor of Elections.
For any other questions, call or email your county Supervisor of Elections.
If you are no longer a resident of Florida, send written notice to the Supervisor of Elections of the county of your former residence to cancel your Florida registration.
For online voter registration, you will need your Florida driver's license (Florida DL) or a Florida identification card (Florida ID card) issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
To protect your identity, you will also need: the issued date of your Florida DL or Florida ID card; and the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN).
Note: If you don't have one or all of the information above, you may still use the online system to pre-fill a voter registration application form. However, you will have to print, sign, and then mail or deliver your completed voter registration application to your county Supervisor of Elections' office.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed below to verify residence:
If you do not have any of the above numbers, check “None.” If you leave the field and box blank, your new registration may be denied. If you have checked "None" you will need one of the following:
The special ID is not required if you are 65 or older, have a temporary or permanent physical disability, are a member of the active uniformed services or merchant marine who is absent from the county for active duty, or a spouse or dependent thereof, or are currently living outside the U.S. but otherwise eligible to vote in Florida.
Whether during early voting or on Election Day, you will be asked to provide at the polls a valid photo ID with signature. Any one of the following photo IDs will be accepted: Florida driver's license; Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; United States passport; debit or credit card; military identification; student identification; retirement center identification; neighborhood association identification; public assistance identification; veteran health identification card issued by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs; license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06; employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.
If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.
If you do not bring proper ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.
Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
Obtaining a Driver’s License or ID card
By law, early voting must be held at least for 8 days. The mandatory early voting periods for 2020 are:
Each county Supervisor of Elections may offer more days of early voting from one or more of the following days:
Check with your county Supervisor of Elections for the additional days of early voting that may be offered in your county.
For absent stateside and overseas uniformed service member and overseas civilian voters, Supervisors of Elections send the ballots no later than 45 days before an election. The send periods for 2020 are:
For domestic voters, Supervisors of Elections send the ballots during a 7-day window between 40 and 33 days before an election. The send periods for 2020 are:
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
If you require assistance to vote due to a disability you have several options:
By law, Florida provides language assistance and translation of election-related materials in Spanish. See Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act and U.S. Census Bureau determination.
The state provides assistance in several ways:
The Florida Department of State's Division of Elections provides administrative support to the Secretary of State, Florida's Chief Election Officer, to ensure that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division consists of three bureaus - the Bureau of Election Records, the Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and the Bureau of Voting Systems Certification. Through these bureaus and the director's office, the Division ensures compliance with election laws, provides statewide coordination of election administration and promotes public participation in the electoral process.
Documents containing Election laws and statutes (including the Voting Rights Act).
The Department of State has the authority (under section 97.012(15) of the Florida Statutes) to conduct preliminary investigations into any allegations of irregularities or fraud involving voter registration or voting, or candidate or issue petition activities.
Note: "Elections fraud" does not include violations of Chapter 106, F.S., relating to transparency in elections, which are enforced by the Florida Elections Commission.
The Campaign Finance database contains all contributions and expenditures reported to the Florida Division of Elections since candidacy was announced, beginning with the 1996 election.
Candidates, committees, and electioneering communications organizations which are registered with this state file their financial reports with the Division of Elections' electronic filing system (EFS). The information in the EFS is made available to the public. (Note: The EFS does not include campaign finance reports filed by federal candidates. Federally filed reports can be found at the Federal Election Commission website)
(Adapted from The Librarian’s Reference Guide to Voter Registration, Voting & Elections by Rachel Dobkin)
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1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
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Librarians from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), a Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), created these reference guides. These guides are intended for informational purposes only and are not in any way intended to be legal advice.
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