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Florida Voter Information

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Important dates

Local elections

Local elections are held every year and may include school board elections, sheriff elections, and county elections, among others.

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Statewide primary elections

The statewide Primary Election is held 11 weeks before the General Election to select party nominees for national, state, county, and district offices in the General Election.

Check your county for the exact date early voting begins.

  1. Deadline to register to vote for the Primary Election
  2. Early voting begins—check your county for the exact date using the link above
  3. 5:00 pm—Deadline to request absentee ballot
  4. Early voting for the Primary Election ends
  5. 7:00 pm—Deadline to return absentee ballot
  6. Primary Election

November general elections

Federal elections held for U.S. President, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate and state, county, & city elections.

Check your county for the exact date early voting begins.

  1. Deadline to register for the General Election
  2. Early voting begins (may begin earlier—check your county using the link above for the exact date)
  3. Deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the General Election
  4. Early voting ends
  5. General Election

Know your rights

Under Federal law, you have a right to:

  • Vote free from intimidation.
  • Cast a vote by provisional ballot if there is uncertainty regarding your registration status or eligibility.
  • Receive assistance when voting if you are unable to vote unaided due to blindness, disability, illiteracy, or inability to read English; and you have a right to choose who assists you, so long as they are not your employer or union representative.

Under Florida law, you have a right to:

  • Choose someone to help you vote if you have a disability and fill out a declaration affirming that you need assistance at the polls.
  • Vote after serving a felony conviction (except for murder or a sexual offense) if you have (1) served your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, or parole, (2) paid the amount of any fines, restitution, fees, and court costs imposed with your sentence,* and (3) re-registered to vote with your county Supervisor of Elections or the Secretary of State. Visit here for more information.
    • If your felony conviction was from another state, you may vote if your rights were restored under the laws of that state.
    • If you don’t know how much you owe in fines, restitution, fees, and court costs imposed with your felony sentence, you can try to determine that by contacting your county clerk of court or seek an advisory opinion from the Division of Elections by following these instructions.
    • *The requirement to pay fines, restitution, fees, and court costs before voting is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit and may change. Please continue to check with the Division of Elections or your county Supervisor of Election for updates.
    • If you need state based advocacy organizations to help you navigate voting with a felony conviction, contact the Florida NAACP, the League of Women Voters of Florida, or the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

ID requirements

When voting in-person on Election Day, you will be asked to present one of the following forms of ID:

  • FL driver’s license
  • US passport
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement center ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Employee ID issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, state, county or municipality
  • Debit or credit card
  • Neighborhood Association Identification
  • Veteran health identification card (issued by US Department of Veteran Affairs)
  • License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm (pursuant to Florida s. 790.06)

If your photo ID does not include a signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.

Forgot your ID or Don’t have an ID?

You can cast a provisional ballot if you forgot your ID. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count as long as your signature on the ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

Report issues

Have you experienced or observed voter suppression efforts (e.g. polling place changes, voter purges, intimidation, or local practices that result in long waits to vote on Election Day)?

Report an issue

About Voting Rights Defender

LDF’s Voting Rights Defender (“VRD”) project broadens monitoring and tracking of voter suppression efforts in targeted jurisdictions months in advance of Election Day to identify as early as possible those suppression measures that warrant a responsive action.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Defender project

Our local partners

VRD will connect local partners with a resource team to combat suppressive measures using public exposure/media coverage, advocacy efforts with local actors/decisionmakers (e.g. calls, letters, petitions), and, if necessary, litigation.

Disclaimer: The information here is a resource and not legal advice. It is provided for informational purposes only and not as a substitute for or supplement to the legal advice necessary to address the specific concerns of any individual. Moreover, Florida may revise its laws after the publication of this site. Therefore, it is your responsibility to determine how all applicable laws concerning voter registration, voting, and the restoration of voting rights in Florida affect you.