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 legal resident of Florida
- Be a legal resident of the county in which you seek to be registered
- Be at least 16 years old to preregister or at least 18 years old to register and vote
- 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 remove voting rights for people with felony convictions. Florida does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence, including parole and payment of all fines, with the exception of murder or felony sexual offense convictions. If convicted of murder or felony sexual offense, voting rights can only be restored through clemency.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote.
Voting In Florida
Where To Vote In Florida
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
All voters are eligible to vote absentee/by mail in Florida; no excuse is needed.
Early Voting In Florida
Florida offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins on the 10th day before the election and ends on the 3rd day before the 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
- Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.
If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.
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