State of Florida Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

U.S. House of Representatives District 20 Special Primary Election held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Oct 4, 2021 7:00pm

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Mail Ballot Pickup from Election Office by Tue Nov 2, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT

U.S. House of Representatives District 20 Special General Election held on Tue Jan 11, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:00pm

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Jan 1, 2022 5:00pm EST
  • Mail Ballot Pickup from Election Office by Tue Jan 11, 2022

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:00pm EST

Local Elections

St. Petersburg Primary Election held on Tue Aug 24, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:00pm

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Mail Ballot Pickup from Election Office by Tue Aug 24, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:00pm EDT
No early voting will be held for this election.

Ocala Municipal Election held on Tue Sep 21, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:00pm

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Mail Ballot Pickup from Election Office by Tue Sep 21, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:00pm EDT
No early voting will be held for this election. Includes General Election for Mayor and City Council Districts 1, 3, and 5. Also includes Special Election for City Council District 4.

St. Petersburg, Miami, Orlando, and Hialeah General Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Mon Oct 4, 2021 7:00pm

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Post received by Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Mail Ballot Pickup from Election Office by Tue Nov 2, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
Includes Municipal General Elections for St. Petersburg, Miami, Orlando, and Hialeah.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person
  • online

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 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:

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

Restorative Requirements

  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
For further information, please see US Vote's [Florida Ex-offender and Misdemeanor Voting Rights](https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ex-off-voting-rights/florida/) page.

You may preregister to vote in Florida

  • At the age 16
  • At the age of 17

Student Eligibility

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

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

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:

  • The 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 ID with photo 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
  • 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.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Overseas & Military Voters

Federal and State Elections

U.S. House of Representatives District 20 Special Primary Election held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Mon Oct 4, 2021 Postmarked by Mon Oct 4, 2021

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 2, 2021

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • US-based Military by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Nov 12, 2021
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • US-based Military by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Nov 12, 2021

U.S. House of Representatives District 20 Special General Election held on Tue Jan 11, 2022

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Mon Dec 13, 2021 Postmarked by Mon Dec 13, 2021

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Jan 5, 2022 5:00pm EST
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Jan 11, 2022
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Jan 5, 2022 5:00pm EST
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Jan 11, 2022

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Jan 11, 2022
  • Fax by Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:00pm EST
  • US-based Military by Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:00pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Jan 21, 2022
  • Postmarked by Tue Jan 11, 2022
  • Fax by Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:00pm EST
  • US-based Military by Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:00pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Jan 21, 2022

Local Elections

St. Petersburg Primary Election held on Tue Aug 24, 2021

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Mon Jul 26, 2021 Postmarked by Mon Jul 26, 2021

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Aug 24, 2021
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Aug 24, 2021

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 24, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • US-based Military by Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Sep 3, 2021
  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 24, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • US-based Military by Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Sep 3, 2021
No early voting will be held for this election.

Ocala Municipal Election held on Tue Sep 21, 2021

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Mon Aug 23, 2021 Postmarked by Mon Aug 23, 2021

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Sep 21, 2021
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Sep 21, 2021

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Sep 21, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • US-based Military by Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Oct 1, 2021
  • Postmarked by Tue Sep 21, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • US-based Military by Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Oct 1, 2021
No early voting will be held for this election. Includes General Election for Mayor and City Council Districts 1, 3, and 5. Also includes Special Election for City Council District 4.

St. Petersburg, Miami, Orlando, and Hialeah General Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Mon Oct 4, 2021 Postmarked by Mon Oct 4, 2021

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Wed Oct 27, 2021 5:00pm EDT
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Tue Nov 2, 2021

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • US-based Military by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Nov 12, 2021
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Fax by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • US-based Military by Tue Nov 2, 2021 7:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri Nov 12, 2021
Includes Municipal General Elections for St. Petersburg, Miami, Orlando, and Hialeah.

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:

  • 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 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:

  • 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

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- - -

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Blank Ballot To Voter

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -
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

- - -

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Blank Ballot To Voter

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -
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).