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Florida voter registration guide

Last updated: June 2, 2020
  • You can register to vote in-person.
  • You can register to vote online in Florida.
  • You can register to vote by-mail in Florida.
  • Military and overseas voters follow a different process.

Florida voter registration deadlines

  • In-person: 29 days before Election Day
  • By-mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day
  • Online: 29 days before Election Day

Florida voter registration rules

To register in Florida you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a legal resident of both the State of Florida and of the county in which you seek to be registered
  • be 18 years old (you may preregister if you are at least 16)
  • not be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other State, or if you have, you must first have your voting rights restored
  • not be a convicted felon, or if you are, you must first have your civil rights restored if they were taken away
  • swear or affirm the following: I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida, that I am qualified to register as an elector under the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, and that all information in this application is true.

Register to vote online in Florida

You need a Florida ID 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 do not have a Florida ID, or don’t have your Florida ID on hand, you can still register to vote by mail.

Register to vote by-mail in Florida

  1. Review the “Voter registration rules” section above and check that you're eligible.
  2. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  3. Box 6 - ID Number: Provide your Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not either of these numbers, provide the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you have not have any of these numbers, write the word “NONE” on the form.
  4. Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to take part in that party’s primary election, caucus, or convention.
  5. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: This information is requested but not required.
  6. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  7. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
  8. Your voter registration form must be postmarked 29 days before Election Day

Double-check your Florida voter registration status

If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Florida registration using the Florida voter registration lookup tool.

Need help registering to vote in Florida?

Your local election office is responsible for running elections in your area. You should contact your local election office if you have questions about registering to vote. Mail your voter registration form to your local election office for faster processing.

State election office

This is the state-wide agency that is ultimately responsible for Florida elections. You can mail your voter registration form to this address. For faster processing, mail your form to your local election office.

State of Florida  
Department of State  
Division of Elections  
The R.A. Gray Building  
500 South Bronough St, Rm 316  
Tallahassee, FL 32399‐0250