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To vote in an election, you must have been a registered voter in Florida at least 29 days before that election.
- Deadline for the March 19, 2024 Presidential Preference Primary: February 20, 2024
- Deadline for the August 20, 2024 Primary Election: July 22, 2024
- Deadline for the November 5, 2024 General Election: October 7, 2024
To register as a voter, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be a legal resident of Florida.
- Be a legal resident of the county in which you seek to be registered.
- Be at least 16 years old to preregister or at least 18 years old to register and vote.
- Not be a person who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored.
- Not be a person convicted of a felony without having your right to vote restored.
If you are unsure of your eligibility to register due to past convictions, or have questions, you should contact the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. 1-877-MYVOTE-0 (1-877-698-6830)
When registering to vote, you should provide a FL identification or driver license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number to avoid any delays in processing your application.
Register to vote here: Online Voter Registration
Changes to voter registration
Changes in party affiliation must be submitted 29 days before a primary election if you wish to vote in that primary.
You may change your address on file with your county’s supervisor of elections at any time, including on election day.
It’s recommended that you update your signature on file periodically. You may do this by submitting an updated voter registration form to the elections office.
Forms of identification
There are 12 accepted forms of identification for voters who vote in person in Florida.
You will also need to provide a FL identification or driver license number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number to request a vote-by-mail ballot. Only one form of identification is required, however, submitting more than one is recommended.
For assistance with your FL Personal Identification Card or driver license in English or Spanish, visit VoteRiders.org or call/text them at 1-866-ID-2-VOTE (1-866-432-8683).
Ways to vote
In-person during early voting
- You may vote at any voting location in your county.
- Schedules vary by county.
In-person on Election Day
- On election day, you may vote only at your assigned polling location OR you may deliver your vote-by-mail ballot to your county’s elections office.
- Your polling place on election day is likely to be different from locations available during the early voting period. Voting hours on election day are strictly 7:00am – 7:00pm.
Vote by mail
Deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot is mailed to you is 12 days before the election:
- Deadline for the March 19, 2024 Presidential Preference Primary: March 7, 2024
- Deadline for the August 20, 2024 Primary Election: August 8, 2024
- Deadline for the November 5, 2024 General Election: October 24, 2024
You must provide your FL identification or driver license number, or your Social Security number in your request. To avoid delays in processing your request, we recommend that you submit both sets of information.
You can request and pick up a vote-by-mail ballot during early voting days or on election day at your county’s elections office by providing an emergency affidavit.
Only one ballot can be returned in each ballot envelope. If two or more ballots are included in the same envelope, they will not be counted.
Your vote-by-mail ballot can be returned to a secure ballot intake station or directly to the elections office during early voting times. You may also mail it back, taking into consideration that it must be received by the elections office by 7:00pm on Election Day for your vote to be counted..
On election day, you may return your vote-by-mail ballot only to the elections office, or you may surrender your ballot at your polling location and vote in person.
If you require assistance or you will help others return their ballot, be aware that Florida law limits the number of ballots you may return.
- You may return only your own, your immediate family’s, and two additional ballots.
If you receive a mail ballot but decide to vote in person you can take your mail ballot with you to cancel it and vote a regular ballot. You will be allowed to vote a regular ballot, even if you do not have your mail ballot, if it can be determined that the mail ballot was not already submitted. If this cannot be determined, you may vote with a provisional ballot.
- If you are a voter with a disability, you have the right to request an accessible vote-by-mail ballot that will be sent to you electronically.
- You must complete a vote-by-mail request with the elections office and solicit the accessible ballot.
- You will need a computer and printer to mark and print the ballot, and then you will need to return the ballot to the Supervisor of Elections by mail or in person.
- If you have any issue with voting or registering to vote due to a disability, please contact the Disability Rights Florida Voting Rights Hotline at 877-352-7337.
Issues with your ballot
If there are any issues with your ballot once returned, you should be contacted by the elections office. The deadline to “cure” a ballot is 5pm on Thursday, two days after Election Day.
All counties in Florida offer a ballot tracking tool on their website that allows you to monitor whether your ballot has been received and counted. Some counties also provide services, such as BallotTrax, that you can sign up for to receive updates by text and email as your ballot is processed.
It’s important that you keep your record updated with current information in case the elections office needs to contact you to resolve an issue with your ballot.
- Election day is not results day.
- Voters who did not sign their vote-by-mail envelopes, whose signature cannot be verified, or who voted with a provisional ballot have until 5 pm of the second day after the election to cure their ballot or offer proof of eligibility and have their votes counted. Ballots from overseas voters are still received up to 10 days after election day.
- A certification process follows every election in Florida to ensure that votes are accurately counted and to confirm the results.
- After ballots are counted, the county canvassing board certifies the results and then Florida’s Election Canvassing Commission confirms the count through the certification of election results. This process extends up to almost two weeks after election day.
- Voters should be patient during the post-election process and not trust information from questionable sources. County supervisors of elections offices are the main source of reliable information for elections in those locations.