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If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: (1) an ID with your name and photo: 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 United States Department of Veterans Affairs; a Florida license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm; or an employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality; or (2) an ID that shows your name and current residence address: current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document (excluding voter information card).

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Florida voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: 28 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received or postmarked 28 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 28 days before Election Day.
Election Day Registration:

N/A

Florida voter registration rules

To register in Florida you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be a legal resident of both the State of Florida and of the county in which you seek to be registered;
  • Be 18 years old (you may pre‑register if you are at least 16);
  • Not be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other State, or if you have, you must first have your voting rights restored;
  • Not be a convicted felon, or if you are, you must first have your civil rights restored if they were taken away;
  • Swear or affirm the following: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida, that I am qualified to register as an elector under the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, and that all information provided in this application is true.”

Florida voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.