Florida Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s Florida Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of Florida voting rules and options. It focuses on Florida-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about Florida voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-Florida voting tools. It's an all-in-one Florida voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Florida Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 19, 2024 - Florida Presidential Preference Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Thu Mar 7, 2024 5:00PM EST

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:00PM EDT

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Sat Mar 9, 2024 to Sat Mar 16, 2024

Tue Aug 20, 2024 - Florida State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Mon Jul 22, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Thu Aug 8, 2024 5:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Tue Aug 20, 2024 7:00PM EDT

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Sat Aug 10, 2024 to Sat Aug 17, 2024

Florida Local Elections

Tue Mar 19, 2024 - Cities of Naples, Pembrooke Pines and Palm Beach County Municipal General Elections

Voter Registration Deadline

Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Thu Mar 7, 2024 5:00PM EST

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Tue Mar 19, 2024 7:00PM EDT

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
From Sat Mar 9, 2024 to Sat Mar 16, 2024

General Information

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person
  • online
  • at drivers' license office
  • at a tax collector's office that issues Florida licenses or ID cards
  • at voter registration agencies
  • at some public assistance offices

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Any registered voter may vote at an early voting site in an election that contains state or federal races.

Voting begins no later than 10 days prior to the election and ends 3 days before Election Day. Supervisors of Elections will designate early voting sites 30 days prior to the election.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. You also have the option to drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at a secure intake station. Voters may return up to two other ballots for other voters in addition to their own.

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the registration and voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to vote in Florida if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are a resident of Florida
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Florida if:

  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.
  • You have been convicted of a felony and have not yet had your civil rights restored.

Restorative Requirements

  • For felonies of moral turpitude, you must apply for a formal pardon from the Governor to have your voting rights restored, only after your full sentence is completed, including parole or probation.
  • For felonies not involving moral turpitude, if your sentence is completed, including parole, probation, and community supervision, you may register to vote and cast a ballot.

In Florida, in order to register to vote and cast a ballot, you must pay all restitution, fines, or other fees. If you have NOT paid all restitution, fines, or other fees: Your eligibility status is part of an unfolding situation regarding the implementation of Amendment 4. Please seek assistance from the Restore Your Vote hotline by calling (202) 857-0314 or (888) 306-8683 (toll-free) or emailing RestoreYourVote@campaignlegal.org For assistance with fines and fees, contact the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition at 1-877-MY-VOTE-0 or visit: https://floridarrc.com/fines/

You may preregister to vote in Florida

  • At the age 16
  • At the age of 17

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Florida if:

  • You reside in another state but attend college in Florida
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university at the polls
  • You reside in Florida but are attending college in another state

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Florida you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Florida Driver's License Number
  • Your Florida ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you do not have any of these identity documents or Social Security Number, you will need to provide a copy of one of the following accepted forms of ID:

  • Retirement Center ID
  • Valid Employee Photo ID from Federal or State government
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Valid Military ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Neighborhood Association ID
  • Florida ID Card
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm

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 alternatively show one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

In Florida, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid ID Issued by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Florida Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID
  • Neighborhood Association ID
  • Retirement Center ID
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
  • Veteran Health ID Issued by US Department of Veterans Affairs

If your ID does not contain a signature and/or photo, you will be asked to show an additional form of ID with a signature and/or photo. If you do not have any of the requested ID documents, you will be provided with a provisional ballot. Your signature on the provisional ballot must match the signature on your voter registration card.

To request a vote-by-mail ballot, you must provide one of the following:

  • Your Florida Driver's License Number
  • Florida ID Card
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Florida Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 19, 2024 - Florida Presidential Preference Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Request for Postal Ballot by
    Thu Mar 7, 2024 5:00PM
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by
    Tue Mar 19, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
Fri Mar 29, 2024

Tue Aug 20, 2024 - Florida State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Mon Jul 22, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

  • Request for Postal Ballot by
    Thu Aug 8, 2024 5:00PM
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by
    Tue Aug 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
Fri Aug 30, 2024

Florida Local Elections

Tue Mar 19, 2024 - Cities of Naples, Pembrooke Pines and Palm Beach County Municipal General Elections

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by
Tue Feb 20, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request for Postal Ballot by
Thu Mar 7, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Postmarked On or Before Election Day and Received by
Fri Mar 29, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Valid Florida Driver's License
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Valid Florida Driver's License
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?