Florida offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Florida by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before Election Day in Florida.
To register in Florida, you must:
To register in Florida, you must:
- 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);
- be a Florida resident;
- be at least 18 years old (you may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old);
- not be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored;
- not have been convicted of a felony without your voting rights having been restored.
- For more information, see the Florida Department of State's website.
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Online voter registration
- Florida offers online voter registration.
- You should know: you need a Florida driver's license or identification card issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles and a Social Security number to use Florida's online voter registration system. The name and address on the ID must match your voter registration exactly, so you should plan to have your ID on hand. If you don't have a Florida-issued ID, or don’t have your Florida-issued ID on hand, you can still register by mail to vote.
By-mail voter registration
Use the Florida voter registration form
You can register to vote using the Florida voter registration form. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and fill it out completely. Send the completed form to your local election office.
Use the National Voter Registration Form
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 - ID Number: If you have one, you must provide your Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not have a Florida driver's license or identification card, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have not been issued any of these numbers, you must write the word "NONE".
- Box 7 - Choice of Party: Florida requires that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. You should register with the party whose primary you would like to vote in.
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: You are requested, but not required, to fill in this box.
- Review the "Who can vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election office
- If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: A current and valid photo identification or A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address. More information here.
In-person voter registration
Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your local election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person registration and voting.
Election Day registration
Florida does not offer registration on Election Day.
Get step-by-step help
If you’d like more help planning how to register, TurboVote can walk you through the process! They can also help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more.
Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.The Federal Voting Assistance Program
Check your voter registration status
Election contact information for Florida
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