Florida Voting Deadlines

Election Day: November 3, 2020 
Last day to register to vote: October 5, 2020
Last day to request a mail-in ballot to be received by mail by the supervisor of elections: October 24, 2020 at 5pm
Last day to vote early at your supervisor of elections office or early voting location: November 1, 2020 (or October 31, 2020, depending on the county).
Last day to return your vote-by-mail ballot: November 3, 2020 by 7pm.


How do you register to vote or check your registration status?


How to return your vote-by-mail ballot

  • Your ballot must be received by your county’s elections office by 7pm on Election Day (November 3).
  • You can either return your ballot in-person at an approved drop box site in your county, any county-approved early voting location, at your county’s elections office, or by mail.
  • To track the status of your absentee ballot, please visit your county’s Supervisor of Elections website or call their office.
  • You can not return your vote-by-mail ballot at your precinct on Election Day. If you have your vote-by-mail ballot but want to vote in-person, please bring it with you and hand it over to the poll worker. You will get a new ballot.
  • If you still have your vote-by-mail ballot at home, please turn it in at an official dropbox location in your county. Do not return by mail as it might not be delivered on time.


Voting by Mail

  • Voting by mail, voting absentee, voting from home, all mean the same thing: your ballot will be mailed directly to you. It is your right.
  • Voting by mail is safe and secure.
  • You have to fill out an absentee ballot application to receive a mailed ballot. Once your application is received, your ballot will be mailed to you. 
  • Once you receive a mailed ballot, return it as soon as you can!
  • Remember to check or update your signature before returning your ballot and sign and date the back!


In Person Voting

  • You can vote early in-person at any early voting location in your county. 
  • If you vote on Election Day, November 3, 2020, plan to vote at your polling location between 7am and 7pm
  • Whether you vote early or on Election Day, bring approved form(s) of ID, such as FL driver’s license,  FL ID card, US Passport, Student ID, Public assistance ID.
  • Remember your mask, and you can bring your sample ballot to make the process faster!


Language Assistance:

  • If your county doesn’t provide a bilingual (Spanish/English) ballot, you can request a Spanish ballot at your early voting or election day precinct locations. Just ask a poll worker. 
  • If you need language assistance, you are allowed to bring someone to assist you when voting. You can also request translation services from a poll worker at your voting location. 
  • For additional help to Spanish-speaking voters, call Naleo’s bilingual non-partisan voter protection hotline at 888-VE-Y-VOTA


Register, request a mail-in ballot, find your polling place, and more:


or call (850) 599-9120


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