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Voting Guide

Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: 29 days before Election Day


2024 Election Information


Presidential Primary: March19, 2024

  • Deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation: February 20, 2024 (*February 19 is federal holiday - President’s Day)

  • Deadline to request that ballot be mailed: March 7, 2024


Primary Election: August 20, 2024

  • Deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation: July 22, 2024

  • Deadline to request that ballot be mailed: August 8, 2024


General Election: November 5, 2024

  • Deadline to register to vote:  October 7, 2024 (no deadline to change party affiliation)

  • Deadline to request that ballot be mailed: October 24, 2024

Official Election Websites

More election information at: http://dos.myflorida.com/elections/


Online voter registration available at: https://registertovoteflorida.gov/


Mail-in registration form available at: https://files.floridados.gov/media/704795/dsde39-english-pre-7066-20200914.pdf

Register at School or Home

Students have a decision about where to register to vote.


You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

Paper Voter Registration Application: Florida’s voter registration form asks for your Florida driver’s license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.


Online Voter Registration Application: To register to vote online, you’ll need your Florida’s driver’s license or ID number and issued date, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

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:


  • Student ID

  • Florida driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

  • U.S. passport

  • Debit or credit card

  • Military ID

  • 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.

Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at:

https://registration.elections.myflorida.com/CheckVoterStatus

How Can I Vote?

By Mail: Any registered voter may vote by mail in Florida without an excuse. You can request a mail ballot from your County Supervisor of Elections in person; by phone; or using a signed writing like a letter sent by mail or attached to an email or a fax. Downloadable request forms are also available on your County Supervisor of Elections office’s website, and some counties offer the option to submit a request online.


If you need your ballot sent to an address other than the one associated with your registration, you must submit your request using a signed writing or application form. Requests should include the following information: your (1) name, (2) date of birth, (3) address to which you’d like the ballot sent, (4) Florida-issued driver’s license or ID card number or the last four digits of your Social Security number, whichever may be verified in the supervisor’s records, (5) your signature if submitting a written request.


  • Mail-in Ballot Application Deadline: 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 12th day before the election.

  • Completed Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline: 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, which in Florida is called a “secure ballot intake station,” or other staffed, designated, authorized locations. 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.


Vote-by-mail ballots can also be picked up in person until– and including on – Election Day. To pick up a ballot after mandatory early voting has started, you must fill out a form affirming that an emergency exists that prevents you from voting at your assigned polling place or a county early voting site.


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: https://dos.fl.gov/elections/for-voters/voting/early-voting-and-secure-ballot-intake-stations/


Election Day: 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.

Common Questions/Concerns

Does Registering to Vote Affect my Federal Financial Aid?

Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.


Does Registering to Vote Affect my Status as a Dependent on my Parents’ Taxes?

Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.


Does Registering to Vote impact my Tuition Status?

Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.


Will registering to vote in Florida  affect my driver’s license or car registration?

As a full time student in Florida, you may be required to obtain a Florida driver's license and update your car’s registration, regardless of whether you register to vote there. For more information, contact the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Florida legal professional.


Last updated February 2024

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