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 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 in this application is true.”
Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Sign and date where indicated.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Florida early voting
Early voting starts 10 days before Election Day.
Early voting ends the 3rd day before Election Day.
Florida voter ID
Bring one of the following IDs that shows your photo and signature:
Florida driver’s license
Florida ID card
Debit or credit card
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
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
Sort of. You can request an absentee ballot for a specific election, or you can submit one absentee ballot application for applications for the next regularly scheduled general election. (General elections take place in November of evenly numbered years: 2014, 2016, 2018, etc.) If you choose the second option, you will automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election in which you are eligible to vote through the next regularly scheduled general election.
If you are a first-time Florida voter and you do not have an Florida driver's license number or Florida identification number, then you must include a copy of your ID with your voter registration form. If you don't, you'll need to provide ID the first time you vote in person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include: a copy of a photo ID that shows your name (U.S Passport, employee ID, buyers club ID, debit/credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, public assistance ID); OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Florida address. Elderly (65 years or old), disabled, overseas, and military voters are exempt from these ID requirements.
You do not need to provide ID if you have already voted in Florida at least once. If you are a first-time Florida voter who registered by mail, and you did not include your Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card number on your voter registration form, then you must provide a copy of your identification with your absentee ballot application. Acceptable forms of ID include: a copy of a photo ID that shows your name (U.S.Passport, employee ID, buyers club ID, debit/credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, public assistance ID) OR a copy of a currentutility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Florida address.first-timeby mailnot
YES! You must bring your absentee ballot (voted or not) with you to the polls so it can be destroyed. If you forget the ballot, you'll have to vote a provisional ballot.
Find everything you need to vote in our state election centers