How do I register to vote?

In order to register to vote, you must fill out, sign, and submit the voter registration application. You can register to vote-by-mail, in person, or online.

Is there a way to check my voter status?

Yes, you can check your voter status at this Division of Elections website.

What are valid forms of identification?

The following photo identification is accepted:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • Veteran Health Identification card issued by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Concealed weapon permit issued in Florida
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency of entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality

Can someone help me vote?

Florida law allows you, as a registered voter, to have assistance marking your choices on your ballot or absentee ballot if you need assistance because of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write.

You may request assistance from election officials or select someone to assist you. You may choose whomever you want to assist you, except someone who is your employer or an agent of your employer or an officer or agency of your union.

How can I get a ride to the polls?

Please call your county Supervisor of Elections for their recommendations. If these do not work, please try family and friends. You should plan your transportation at least a week in advance.

If you cannot arrange transportation, call your Supervisor of Elections for an absentee ballot. The deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot is no later than 5 p.m. on the 12th before the election. Otherwise, an absentee ballot can be picked-up until and including Election Day.

Who can I contact for voting assistance?

For voting questions or accessibility concerns, please contact the Disability Rights Florida Voting Hotline: 877-352-7337.

What are the registration deadlines?

You can view the registration deadlines for the upcoming presidential preference primary election, presidential primary election and the presidential general election by viewing the calendar page.

What if I never received my voter registration card?

If you do not receive your card within three (3) weeks of turning in your application, please call your county Supervisor of Elections.

What should I bring to the polls on Election Day?

When you vote, bring a valid picture identification showing your signature.

If you do not have proper identification, your vote will be registered at the polls as provisional. It will only be counted if the signature on the provisional ballot envelope is found to match the signature on your voter registration application.

Can I vote-by-mail?

Everyone who has the right to vote is permitted to vote-by-mail. Obtain your absentee ballot from your local Supervisor of Elections.

Deciding to vote-by-mail or at your polling place:

One advantage of a vote-by-mail ballot is you control your election experience. If you vote at home, you do not have to deal with having transportation to a polling site or waiting in lines.

A downside of voting from home is you do not have the community experience of voting in the company of others. Also, some people with disabilities feel it is very important to vote in person at the polls in order to continually emphasize the need for having accessible polling places and equipment.

How to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot?

A request for a vote-by-mail ballot may be made in one of the following ways:

  • By signed writing (e.g., mail, fax, or scanned attachment to an email) to Supervisor of Elections
  • In person at Supervisor of Elections’ office
  • By phone to Supervisor of Elections

The request must include the following information:

  • The voter’s name
  • The voter’s date of birth
  • The voter’s address (A signed written request is required if the address is different that the address on file. An exception exists for absent uniformed service voter or an overseas voter seeking a vote-by-mail ballot.) 
  • The voter’s Florida driver license, Florida identification card, or last four digits of the voter’s social security number, whichever may be verified in the supervisor’s records
  • The voter’s signature (if the request is written)

Who Can Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot?

The following persons can request a ballot for a voter:

  • A voter
  • The voter’s immediate family member (i.e., voter’s spouse, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling)
  • The voter’s spouse’s parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling
  • The voter’s legal guardian
  • A designee for a voter with a disability

If a request is made on behalf of the voter, the following additional information is required:

  • The requestor’s address
  • The requestor’s driver license number, state identification card, or the last four digits of the elector’s social security number (if available)
  • The requestor’s relationship to the voter
  • The requestor’s signature (if the request is written).

What is the Deadline to Request that a Vote-by-Mail Ballot be Mailed

The deadline to request that a ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on the 12th day before the election. A Supervisor of Elections must mail the ballot out within 2 business days after a request but no later than the 10th day before election day.

Who Can Pick Up a Vote-by-Mail Ballot

A voter can designate any person to pick up their ballot. The designee can pick up the ballot once ballots for requests already on file have been mailed. A designee is limited to picking up vote-by-mail ballots for two other voters per election (not including their own ballot and the ballots for immediate family members). An immediate family member refers to the designee’s spouse, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, or the designee’s spouse’s parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling.

The designee must submit an affidavit to pick-up the voter’s blank ballot. Form DS-DE 162 is a combination form that includes the affidavit for ballot pick-up, the written authorization for the designee and if a request is not already on record, the voter’s request for a vote-by-mail ballot. 

If a voter or designee waits until the start of mandatory early voting or up through Election Day to pick up or have delivered a vote-by-mail ballot, a special affidavit must also be completed. The voter must affirm in the affidavit that an emergency exists that keeps the voter from being able to vote at a designated early voting site in his or her county or at his or her assigned polling place on Election Day.  The affidavit is part of Form DS-DE 162.

What are the different ways I can vote?

  • Vote-by-Mail
  • During Early Voting
  • On Election Day

What types of accessible voting machines are used in Florida?

  • Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) Systems
  • Ballot Marking Devices and Systems

To learn more about each system and which machine your county uses, visit the Voting Equipment page.

What are the election dates?

You can view the election dates for the upcoming presidential preference primary election, presidential primary election and the presidential general election by viewing the calendar page.

How can I report an accessibility issue?

If your polling place is not accessible, you have complaints about access to voting, or you believe your rights have been violated, please contact your local Supervisor of Elections. If your Supervisor of Elections cannot or will not address your issue in a timely fashion, you may file a complaint by contacting any of the following:

Disability Rights Florida


2473 Care Drive, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

Election Protection Hotline

1-866-687-8683 – English
1-888-839-8682 – Spanish

Secretary of State, Division of Elections

Room 316
R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250