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Last update: Apr 21, 2021
Who can vote
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
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
Election Day registration
Get step-by-step help
Military and overseas voters
- 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.
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local Board of Registrars.
- 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
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