Voting in Florida
Voter Registration In Florida
Who Can Register In Florida
To register to vote in Florida, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Florida
- Be at least 18 years old. You may pre-register to vote starting at age 16.
- Not have been declared “non-compos mentis” or “mentally incompetent” by a court of law
- Not have been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted but have had your rights restored
You must register to vote at least 29 days before the election you wish to vote in.
Florida Election Day Registration
Florida does not offer Election Day registration, so be sure to submit your voter registration before the deadline.
You can pre-register to vote in Florida when you turn 16.
Voting Rights Restoration
Florida does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence, including parole, with the exception of murder or felony sexual offense convictions.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Florida
Where To Vote In Florida
You can search for your polling place here.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
No excuse is needed to vote by mail in Florida.
Early Voting In Florida
Florida offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins at the latest 10 days before an election and ends at the earliest 3 days before an election.
Primary Elections In Florida
Florida has closed primaries. Voters registered with a particular party may only vote in that party's primary. 17-year-olds cannot vote in the primary election even if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Florida
Voter ID Requirements
Photo ID is required to vote in Florida. Valid forms of ID include:
- Florida driver’s license
- Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- United States passport
- Debit or credit card
- Military identification
- Student identification
- Retirement center identification
- Neighborhood association identification
- Public assistance identification
- Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06
- Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality
If you go to your polling place without an approved form of ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.
Additional Florida Resources
Your State Election Official
Florida Secretary of State