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Florida: Voter Guide

Automatic voter registration

Online voter registration

Pre-registration before turning 18

Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less

Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day

Registration drives

Same day registration offered in all elections

Same day registration located at polling place

Same day registration offered only during early voting


All mail voting

In-person early voting

Amount of early voting days is higher than 7

Election day is a state holiday

No-excuse mail voting

12+ hours of open polls

Paid time off work to vote

Time off work to vote


Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence

Felons can vote immediately after incarceration

Felons can vote while incarcerated

No ID required to vote

Mental competency not required to register

Non-photo ID required to vote

Photo-ID required to vote

Upcoming Elections

There are no upcoming elections. Sign up for email or text notifications prior to important election dates.

Voting Qualifications

Not be a convicted felon
Not declared mentally incapacitated with respect to voting
Resident of Florida
United States Citizen
18+ Years of Age (may pre-register at 16 years old)


In Person - 
29 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Postmarked 29 days before Election Day
Online - 
29 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Application to request mail ballot due no later than 5pm on the 10th day before Election Day
Mail - 
Voted ballot delivered by 7 p.m. on Election Day
In Person - 
Between 3 and 10 days before Election Day

More Information

Florida is a closed primary state. Only voters who are registered members of political parties may vote for respective party candidates for an office in a primary election.

Any registered Florida voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Ballots must be requested every election cycle according to the state's new voter law, Senate Bill 90. Voters are required to provide either a state ID number or the last 4 digits of their social security number in order to vote by mail. There is no alternative proof one can provide.

If you are voting in person in Florida, you must present one of the following valid forms of ID that shows your photo and signature at the time you vote:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida ID card
  • US passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement center ID
  • Neighborhood association ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Veteran health ID card
  • License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm
  • Employee ID card issued by the federal government, the state of Florida, or any county or municipality

If your ID does not contain your signature, then you need to bring another ID that contains your signature.