Who Can Register to Vote


Florida Voter Registration Application - (pdf,404 KB) Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader


In order to register to vote in Florida, you must:

  1. Be a Citizen of the United States of America (a lawful permanent resident is not a U.S. citizen);
  2. Be a Florida resident;
  3. Be 18 years old (you may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old, but you cannot vote until you are 18 years old).
  4. Not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored;
  5. Not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored; and
  6. Provide your current and valid Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not have a Florida driver’s license number or a Florida identification card number then you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have any of these items, you must write “none” in the box or field.

    How to Apply to Register to Vote

    1. Fill in the Voter Registration Application online. If you wish, you can print the application and write your information in with a black ballpoint pen.
    2. Print the application out.
    3. Verify that all of the information on your application is complete. The office where you register, your decision not to register, your Social Security Number, your Florida driver’s license number and your Florida identification card number will remain confidential and will be used only for voter registration purposes.
    4. Sign your application. The application requires an original signature because you are swearing or affirming to an oath.
    5. Place the application in an envelope with a first class stamp.
    6. Mail the application to your county Supervisor of Elections. You may also opt to mail or hand deliver the application to any Supervisor of Elections’ office in the state, a driver’s license office, a voter registration agency including an armed forces recruitment office, public library, or the Division of Elections.
    7. If your application is complete and you qualify as a voter, the Supervisor of Elections will mail you a voter information card as official notification that you are registered to vote. Make sure all of the information on your card is correct. If you do not receive your card within 2 weeks, or if you have any questions, call your Supervisor of Elections.
    8. You must be registered for at least 29 days before you can vote in an election.
    9. If the information on the application is not true, the applicant can be convicted of a felony of the third degree and fined up to $5,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 5 years

    How to Change Your Name, Address, Party Affiliation, Update Your Signature, and/or Apply for a Replacement Card

    If you have already registered to vote in Florida, but need to change your name, address or party affiliation, update your signature, or apply for a replacement card:

    1. Fill in the Voter Registration Application online. If you wish, you can print the application and write your information in with a black ballpoint pen.
    2. Next to box 1, make sure to check the information you wish to change or update: Address Change
    3. If you move within a county after you have registered to vote, please notify your Supervisor of Elections. You may make the change in person, by phone or other electronic means or by other signed, written notice (e.g., Florida Voter Registration Application). You must provide your date of birth.
    4. If you move to another Florida county, you must use the Florida Voter Registration Application to change your address. However, if you provide the information directly to your Supervisor of Elections of the county of new residence, you may make the change in person, by phone or other electronic means or by other signed, written notice (e.g., Florida Voter Registration Application). You must provide your date of birth.
    5. Federal and State laws require you to vote in your precinct of residence.

    6. Party Change 
    7. (list of Political Parties registered in Florida).
    8.  You can change your party affiliation by any signed written notice such as a voter registration application. It must include your date of birth or voter registration number.
    9. Name Change. If your name changes by marriage or other legal process, submit the change in a signed written notice such as a voter registration application. It must include your date of birth or voter registration number.
    10. Card Replacement.
    11. Signature Update. You must submit signature updates using the voter registration application. In order for the signature updates to be used for signature comparisons in canvassing absentee and provisional ballots, the update must be received before canvassing of absentee ballots begins. Canvassing may begin as early as 15 days before an election.
    12. Print the application out.
    13. Sign your application. The application requires an original signature because you are swearing or affirming to an oath.
    14. Place the application in an envelope with a first class stamp.
    15. Mail the application to your county Supervisor of Elections. You may also opt to mail or hand deliver the application to any Supervisor of Elections office in the state, a driver’s license office, a voter registration agency, an armed forces recruitment office, or the Division of Elections.
    16. If the change is made, the Supervisor of Elections will mail you an updated voter information card. Make sure all of the information on your card is correct. If you have any questions, call your Supervisor of Elections.

      If the information on the application is not true, the applicant can be convicted of a felony of the third degree and fined up to $5,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 5 years.


      Florida Voter Registration Application - (pdf,404 KB) Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader


      (Information provided from http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voter-registration/voter-reg.shtml )

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