Registration Deadlines and Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline: 29 days before Election Day
General Election Registration Deadline: October 11
General Election: November 8
How Can I Vote?
Any registered voter may vote by mail in Florida without an excuse
To request a vote-by-mail ballot, you must provide your Florida driver's license number, Florida identification card number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Vote-by-mail applications are available on each County Supervisor of Elections website or by contacting your supervisor’s office.
A request for a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed to you must be received by the supervisor no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election.
Vote-by-mail ballots can also be picked up in person until – and including on – Election Day. To pick up a ballot on Election Day, a form must be filled out affirming that an emergency exists that keeps the voter from being able to vote at their assigned polling place.
Completed vote-by-mail ballots may be returned by mail, in person to the voter’s supervisor of elections, or at an authorized secure drop box or other staffed, designated, authorized locations. Drop boxes that were available in 2020 may not be available any longer. Please contact your supervisor of elections for locations.
Completed ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Early In Person
Any registered voter may vote early in person without an excuse.
Early voting must begin on the 10th day before Election Day and end on the 3rd day before Election Day.
Each county may open and close their early voting polling locations at different times, for a minimum of 8 hours per day. Counties may also offer additional early voting dates.
Early voting locations and times will be posted before each election or contact your County Supervisor of Elections. For more information about early voting, visit: dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/early-voting-and-drop-boxes/.
Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have a right to vote.
What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?
Florida requires voters to present photo ID with a signature in order to vote a regular ballot on Election Day and during early voting. Acceptable photo IDs are:
Florida driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Debit or credit card
Retirement center ID
Neighborhood association ID
Public assistance ID
Veteran Health ID issued by the VA
Concealed weapons license
Employee ID issued by the Federal Government, the state, a county, or municipality
If your photo ID lacks a signature, bring another ID with a signature such as a credit or debit card. Your additional signature ID does not have to have a photo. If you lack proper ID, you can vote a provisional ballot which will be counted if you are an eligible voter, voted in the proper precinct, and your signature on the provisional ballot affidavit matches the signature on your registration form.
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Fair Elections Center Know Your Rights Guides
Fair Elections Center has created "Know Your Voting Rights" guides for ten states where we have focused our work to help voters if they encounter problems at the polls in the 2022 midterm elections. These guides will help give in-person voters the tools to assert their rights and protect their freedom to vote. Voters have important rights under federal law, but some of these rules at the polling place vary by state. While most voters will likely have a smooth voting experience, we want to make sure that they understand what to do if they do run into challenges or other hurdles at the polls.