State of Florida Elections & Voting

Election Day is November 5

  • October 7                    Deadline to register to vote
  • October 24                  Deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot
  • October 26                  First day of early voting
  • November 2                Last day of early voting
  • November 5                Deadline for election authority to receive vote-by-mail ballots
  • November 5                Election Day


To register to vote in Florida, you must:

  1. Be a Citizen of the United States of America (A lawful permanent resident, commonly referred to as a “green card holder,” does not have the right to register or vote in Florida)
  2. Be a Florida resident
  3. Be at least 18 years old (You may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old)
  4. Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored
  5. Not have been convicted of a felony without your voting rights having been restored.


How to register to vote:

  • Online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov
  • Apply through any of these agencies while accessing their services:
    • Florida driver license office
    • Tax collector’s office that issues driver licenses or Florida identification cards
    • Voter registration agency. For more information about who these agencies are, visit our NVRA webpage.
  • By mail or in person. The statewide voter registration application form in the following versions are available for download and acceptable for registration: English PDF / Español PDF
  • Paper application forms may be found at any county Supervisor of Elections office, local library, or any entity authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to issue fishing, hunting, or trapping permits.


Voter ID Requirements

Whether voting during early voting or on Election Day, you must bring a current and valid photo ID with signature. Any one of the following photo IDs will be accepted:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • 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
  • License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality

If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.

If you do not bring proper ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

Visit VoteRiders for more information on voter ID requirements in Florida.



Any registered voter may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot. A request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot may be made in one of the following ways:

  • By signed writing (e.g., mail, fax, or scanned attachment to an email) to Supervisor of Elections
  • In person at Supervisor of Elections’ office
  • By phone to Supervisor of Elections

The voter’s request must include the following information:

  • The voter’s name
  • The voter’s date of birth
  • The voter’s address (If the request is to mail the ballot to an address other than the one on file, the request must be a signed writing. An exception exists for absent uniformed service voter or an overseas voter seeking a vote-by-mail ballot.)
  • The voter’s Florida driver license, Florida identification card, or last four digits of the elector’s social security number, whichever may be verified in the supervisor’s records
  • The voter’s signature (if the request is written)

A vote-by-mail ballot can be returned by mail or delivered in person.




Tribes in Florida

Federally recognized tribes

  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Miccosukee Tribe of Indians

State recognized tribes

  • None

Native Vote Coordinators

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!

Major Party Contact Information

Chair, Nikki Fried

Chairman, Evan Power

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