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Florida Voter Information

Florida: Are you prepared to vote?

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Download, print and share the voter education card for Florida’s Bay County Municipal Election.

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Important dates

Municipal Elections

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    Jackson County Municipal Elections.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
    Bay County Municipal Elections.

Please note that municipal elections are happening across cities and towns in Florida at different times throughout the year. This is not an exhaustive list. Visit your county’s website in advance of Election Day for more information.


Primary Election

  • Monday, July 25, 2022
    Registration deadline for the August Primary Election.
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022
    Deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed (no later than 5:00pm local time).
  • Saturday, August 13–Saturday, August 20, 2022
    Mandatory early voting period for the Primary Election.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    Primary Election Day

General Election

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    Registration Deadline for November General Election.
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    Deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed (no later than 5:00pm local time). 
  • Saturday, October 29–Saturday, November 5, 2022
    Mandatory early voting period for the General Election.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
    General Election Day

Early voting dates may vary depending on your county. Please visit your county’s website in advance of Election Day for more information.

Do you know who is on your ballot?

We’ve compiled an index of some of the major elected positions in state and local government and their functions to help you prepare to vote and become acquainted with how state and local government impacts your life and your community.

View the guide

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 or are unable to read, provided that person is not your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union. You will be required to complete a declaration affirming that you need assistance at the polls. Source: Section 101.051 of Florida Statutes.
  • Register to vote and vote after a felony conviction (except for murder or a sexual offense) if you have completed all the terms of your sentence. Completing the terms of your sentence means: 1) completing all prison or jail time; 2) completing all parole, probation, or other forms of supervision; and 3) paying the total amount of all fines, fees, costs, and restitution ordered as part of the felony sentence. Visit here for more information.
    • If your felony conviction is from another state, you may vote in Florida if you are eligible to vote in the state of your felony conviction.
    • If you are unsure about whether you owe any fines, fees, costs, or restitution, please visit here to get more information.
    • 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 would like to contact a state-based advocacy organization 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 do not have your ID with you. Your provisional ballot will be counted provided 1) you are eligible to vote and voted in the right precinct; and 2) the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your voter 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)?

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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.