Voter Registration

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In order to vote in an upcoming election, you must be registered no later than 29 days before the election. Your registration date is the date that your application is postmarked or hand-delivered to the office of any Supervisor of Elections, the Division of Elections, a driver’s license office or other voter registration agency.

How to Register

To register to vote, you must fill out, sign, and submit the voter registration application. You can register to vote by mail on in person.

If you register by mail and it is your first time registering, you must provide a current and valid Florida driver’s license number (FL DL#) or Florida identification card number (FL ID#). If you do not have a FL DL# or FL ID#, then you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number (SSN). If you do not have any of these numbers, check “None.” If you leave the field and box blank, your new registration may be denied.

If you are registering by mail, have never voted in Florida, and have never been issued one of the ID numbers above, include one of the following with your application, or at a later time before you vote:

  1. A copy of an ID that shows your name and photo (acceptable IDs--U.S. Passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, or public assistance ID); or
  2. A copy of an ID that shows your name and current residence address (acceptable documents--utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document).

The special ID is not required if you are 65 or older, have a temporary or permanent physical disability, are a member of the active uniformed services or merchant marine who is absent from the county for active duty, or a spouse or dependent thereof, or are currently living outside the U.S. but otherwise eligible to vote in Florida.

You can then deliver the application by mail or in person to any supervisor of elections’ office, office that issues driver’s licenses, or voter registration agency (public assistance office, center for independent living, office serving persons with disabilities, public library, or armed forces recruitment office) or the Division of Elections.

If you are person with a disability who receives state-funded services, you can give your registration form to the agency at which you receive the services (exs. include waiver support coordinators, mental health and substance abuse providers).