Florida State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

St Petersburg Primary Election held on Tue Aug 29, 2017

New Voter Registration

Mon Jul 31, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Post received by Wed Aug 23, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Aug 29, 2017

Early Voting

Sat Aug 19, 2017 - Fri Aug 26, 2016
Council Districts 2,4,6 and 8 and Mayor are up for election in 2017.

Miami General Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Wed Nov 1, 2017 5:00pm
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Early Voting

Sat Oct 28, 2017 - Sat Nov 4, 2017

Hialeah Primary Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Wed Nov 1, 2017 5:00pm
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Early Voting

Sat Oct 28, 2017 - Sat Nov 4, 2017

City of Orlando General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Wed Nov 1, 2017 5:00pm
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Early Voting

Sat Oct 28, 2017 - Sat Nov 4, 2017
Districts 1, 3 and 5 will hold elections in 2017.

St Petersburg General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 10, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Wed Nov 1, 2017 5:00pm
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 7, 2017 7:00pm

Early Voting

Sat Oct 28, 2017 - Sat Nov 4, 2017

Miami Run-off Election held on Tue Nov 21, 2017

New Voter Registration

Mon Oct 23, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • In-Person by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Post received by Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:00pm

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:00pm

Early Voting

Fri Nov 10, 2017 - Sat Nov 18, 2017

Hialeah General Election held on Tue Nov 21, 2017

New Voter Registration

Mon Oct 23, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • In-Person by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Post received by Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:00pm

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:00pm

Early Voting

Fri Nov 10, 2017 - Sat Nov 18, 2017

City of Orlando Run-Off Election held on Tue Dec 5, 2017

New Voter Registration

Thu Nov 23, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:00pm
  • In-Person by Tue Dec 5, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Dec 5, 2017 7:00pm

Early Voting

Mon Nov 27, 2017 - Sat Dec 2, 2017
If necessary. Districts 1, 3 and 5 will hold elections in 2017.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail

  • in person at your elections office

    NOTE: DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW THE VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 18 OCTOBER. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL ELECTION OFFICE FOR FULL DETAILS.

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 are eligible to vote in Florida if you:

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

You are NOT eligible to vote in Florida if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Florida if your voting rights have been restored

You may preregister to vote in Florida

  • at the age of 17
  • at the age 16

Voter Registration

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

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

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

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Neighborhood Association ID
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Valid Military ID
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Employee ID with photo from federal or state government
  • Retirement Center ID

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
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:

  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Retirement Center ID
  • Neighborhood Association ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Florida Driver's License
  • Valid Military ID
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Valid ID Issued by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
  • Valid US Passport

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.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

St Petersburg Primary Election held on Tue Aug 29, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Mon Jul 31, 2017 Postmarked by Mon Jul 31, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Aug 23, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Aug 29, 2017
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Aug 23, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Aug 29, 2017

Ballot Return

Sat Sep 9, 2017 Sat Sep 9, 2017
Council Districts 2,4,6 and 8 and Mayor are up for election in 2017.

Miami General Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Tue Oct 10, 2017 Postmarked by Tue Oct 10, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 1, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 1, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Nov 17, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Nov 17, 2017

Hialeah Primary Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Tue Oct 10, 2017 Postmarked by Tue Oct 10, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 1, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 1, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Nov 17, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Nov 17, 2017

City of Orlando General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Tue Oct 10, 2017 Postmarked by Tue Oct 10, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 1, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 1, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Nov 17, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Nov 17, 2017
Districts 1, 3 and 5 will hold elections in 2017.

St Petersburg General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Tue Oct 10, 2017 Postmarked by Tue Oct 10, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 1, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 1, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Nov 17, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Nov 17, 2017

Miami Run-off Election held on Tue Nov 21, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Mon Oct 23, 2017 Postmarked by Mon Oct 23, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 21, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Dec 1, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Dec 1, 2017

Hialeah General Election held on Tue Nov 21, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Mon Oct 23, 2017 Postmarked by Mon Oct 23, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 21, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Dec 1, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Nov 21, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Dec 1, 2017

City of Orlando Run-Off Election held on Tue Dec 5, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Thu Nov 23, 2017 Postmarked by Thu Nov 23, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 29, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Dec 5, 2017
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Nov 29, 2017
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Dec 5, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Dec 5, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Dec 5, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Dec 15, 2017
  • Postmarked by Tue Dec 5, 2017
  • US Based Military by Tue Dec 5, 2017
  • Post received by Fri Dec 15, 2017
If necessary. Districts 1, 3 and 5 will hold elections in 2017.

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.

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:

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

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:

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

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Blank absentee ballots can be sent to overseas voters by post, email, fax, or, in some counties, accessed online.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Blank absentee ballots can be sent to uniformed services voters and their families by post, email, fax, or, in some counties only, accessed online. Only those voters who are overseas have the option to return the voted ballot either by fax or postal mail. (All other voters must return absentee ballots by mail or in-person if living within their voting jurisdiction).