What is the Florida Voter Registration Application?
In order to vote in the State of Florida, you must fill out the Voter Registration Application, so they can make sure that you are qualified to vote during elections.
To register to vote in Florida, you must:
- Be a Citizen of the United States of America (A lawful permanent resident, commonly referred to as a "green card holder," does not have the right to register or vote in Florida);
- Be a Florida resident;
- Be at least 18 years old (You may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old);
- Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored;
- Not have been convicted of a felony without your voting rights having been restored. If you have been convicted of a felony, or if a court has found you to be mentally incapacitated as to your right to vote, you cannot register until your right to vote is restored
There are other ways to register to vote. You can apply to register as follows:
- Any Supervisor of Elections’ office (by mail or in-person),
- A Florida driver license office,
- A tax collector's office that issues Florida driver licenses or Florida identification cards,
- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle’s online website for renewing a driver license or Florida identification card,
- Any voter registration agency such as a public assistance office, or
- A public library
Before applying you will need on hand your most current and valid Florida driver’s license or a current Florida ID card, and the last four digits of your social security number. You will also need the issued date that is on your Florida driver’s license or Florida ID card. If you do not have the required information, you can still use the website to prefill an application form. You will then need to print, sign, and deliver it by mail or in-person to your county Supervisor of Elections office.
Special ID requirements: If you are registering by mail, have never voted in Florida, and have never been issued one of the ID numbers above, include one of the following with your application, or at a later time before you vote:
- A copy of an ID that shows your name and photo (acceptable IDs – U.S. Passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, neighborhood association ID, or public assistance ID); or
- A copy of an ID that shows your name and current residence address (acceptable documents – utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government documents).
The special ID is not required if you are 65 or older, have a temporary or permanent physical disability, are a member of the active uniformed services or merchant marine who is absent from the county for active duty, or a spouse or dependent thereof, or are currently living outside the U.S. but otherwise eligible to vote in Florida.
How to fill out the Florida Voter Registration Application?
- Are you a citizen of the United States of America?
- Select which applies.
- I affirm I have never been convicted of a felony.
- If I have been convicted of a felony, I affirm my voting rights have been restored by the Board of Executive Clemency.
- If I have been convicted of a felony, I affirm my voting rights have been restored pursuant to s. 4 , Art. VI of the State Constitution upon the completion of all terms of my sentence, including parole or probation.
- I affirm that I have not been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting or, if I have, my right to vote has been restored.
- Date of Birth
- Florida Driver License (FL DL) or Florida identification (FL ID) Card Number
- If you have no FL DL or FL ID then provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
- There is also an option to check a box if you have none of the numbers.
- Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, Name Suffix (Jr., Sr., I, II, etc.)
- Address Where You Live
- Legal residence-no P.O. Box, Apt/Lot/Unit, City, County, Zip Code
- Mailing Address (if different from above address)
- Apt/Lot/Unit, City, County, Zip Code
- Address Where You Were Last Registered to Vote
- Apt/Lot/Unit, City, County, Zip Code
- Former Name (if name is changed)
- State or Country of Birth
- Telephone No. (optional)
- Check the box if you want to be emailed SAMPLE BALLOTS and if that option is available in your county.
- Provide your email address.
- Party Affiliation
- Check only one. If left blank, you will be registered without party affiliation.
- Check only one if applicable
- I am an active duty Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine member
- I am a spouse or a dependent of an active duty uniformed services or merchant marine member
- I am a U.S. citizen residing outside the U.S.
- Sign and date the form.
Where to file the Florida Voter Registration Application?
Address your envelope to your County Supervisor of Elections. The complete list of addresses is found on the second page of the application. You can also apply through the Florida driver's license office. You also have the option to submit voter registration information online when you renew your driver’s license online through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ online renewal system.Tax collector's office that issues driver's licenses or Florida identification cards
Paper application forms may be found at any county Supervisor of Elections office, local library, or any entity authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to issue fishing, hunting, or trapping permits. The form contains detailed information as to how to submit the form to your county Supervisor of Elections. If you are a military or overseas U.S. citizen, you may register to vote and request a vote-by-mail ballot at the same time by using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).
The deadline to register to vote for an upcoming election is 29 days before the election. The deadline to submit a party change before a primary election is 29 days before that election.