The deadline to register vote in Florida is: Postmarked 29 days before the election.
In order to register to vote in Florida, you must:
- Be a Citizen of the United States of America (a lawful permanent resident is not a U.S. citizen)
- Be a Florida resident
- Be 18 years old (you may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old, but you cannot vote until you are 18 years old)
- Not now 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 civil rights having been restored
Register to vote now!
To check the status of your voter registration, click here.
When can I vote in Florida?
Early Voting InformationIn-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes
You may vote early in person beginning Saturday, 10 days before the election, and ending the Saturday before the election. You should contact your Supervisor of Elections for the hours of operation during this period.
Absentee voting by mail is also available for any voter who is unable or cannot go to the polls to vote during early voting or Election Day. You can contact your Supervisor of Elections to request a ballot. The ballot must be requested by 5:00pm on the Wednesday before the election, and returned no later than 7:00pm on Election Day.
Voting Hours on Election DayThe polls are open from:
7:00am to 7:00pm
Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.
What do you need to bring?
In order to vote at the polls during early voting or on Election Day, you must show a photo ID with a signature. Acceptable forms of photo identification include:
- Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway, Safety and Motor Vehicles
- Florida driver's license
- United States passport
- Debit or credit card
- Military identification
- Student identification
- Retirement center identification
- Neighborhood association identification
- Public assistance identification
1. If your photo identification does not contain your signature, you will be required to show an additional form of identification that does provide your signature.
2. If you registered to vote by mail, have never voted in Florida, or have never been issued a FL driver’s license or identification card, you will be asked to present a 1) copy of an ID that shows your name and photo or 2) a copy of an ID that shows your name and current address at the time of voting.
For more information, contact your state election office.