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Florida voter registration
- In Person: 29 days before Election Day.
- By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
- Online: 29 days before Election Day.
- 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 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.”
- Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Sign and date your form. This is very important!
- Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
- Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.
- If you have been convicted of a felony and have questions about whether you can register to vote, visit Restore Your Vote to determine your eligibility.
Florida absentee ballots
- In Person: 1 day before Election Day.
- By Mail: 10 days before Election Day.
- Received by 7pm on Election Day.
- Any registered Florida voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
- Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
- Sign and date the form. This is very important!
- Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
- All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. If it's close to the deadline, call and see if your Local Election Office will let you fax or email the application.
- Make sure your application is received by the deadline. Your application must actually arrive by this time -- simply being postmarked by the deadline is insufficient.
- Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.
- 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
- 10 days before Election Day.
- 3 days before Election Day.
Florida voter ID
If you are voting in person in Florida, you must present one of the following valid forms of ID that shows your photo and signature at the time you vote:
- Florida driver's license
- Florida ID card
- US passport
- Debit or credit card
- Military ID
- Student ID
- 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 your ID does not contain your signature, then you need to bring another ID that contains your signature.
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