Last updated on October 14, 2019 - as always, it's best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules in your state: Florida Election Website
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.”
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
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 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
Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. Theses are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.