Registering to Vote in Florida

You may vote in any Florida election that applies to your Florida city or county if you are registered to vote. To register, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Be a Florida resident.
  • Be eighteen years old (you may preregister if you are seventeen).
  • Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored.
  • Have a current and valid Florida driver license number or Florida identification card number. If you don’t have either, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.

How to Register:

You can register to vote at your local county supervisor of elections office. Alternatively, you can register at any Florida driver license office. A driver license examiner will ask you if you would like to apply for voter registration or change your address or party affiliation and provide you with an application of registration at the time you receive your license. Your voter registration application is then forwarded to your local county supervisor of elections office. Your official registration card will be mailed to you by your local county supervisor of elections office.

You may apply for voter registration online by downloading the form at election.dos.state.fl.us/voter-registration/voter-reg.shtml. Simply fill out, print and sign the online Florida voter registration application form. Using the address provided, mail the application to your county supervisor of elections or hand-deliver the signed form to a Florida driver license office, a voter registration agency, an armed forces recruitment office, the Florida Division of Elections or to any Florida office of the supervisor of elections.

The date your completed application is postmarked or hand-delivered to a voter registration agency will be your registration date. You must be registered at least twenty-nine days before you can vote in an election.

If your application is complete and you qualify as a voter, the supervisor of elections will mail you a voter information card. You may call your county supervisor of elections if you have not received your card within eight weeks or if you have any questions.

Florida is a closed primary state. If you wish to register to vote in a partisan primary election, you must be a registered voter in the party for which the primary is being held. Your Florida application form has a place to make your party preference known. All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on all ballot questions and issues and for all nonpartisan candidates. Begin the voting process online and:

  • Register to vote in the State of Florida,
  • Change your name or address,
  • Replace your defaced, lost or stolen voter registration card,
  • Register with a political party or change party affiliation,
  • Update your signature.