You can also download our How to Vote in Florida guide as a PDF.
Registering to Vote
- How can I register to vote? You can register by mail with either an English registration form or Spanish registration form, or online at Florida’s online voter registration website.
- When do I need to register? You need to register 29 days before an election. For the General Election on November 3, 2020, you must register by October 5th. Online registration forms must be submitted by 11:59 pm. Paper registration forms must be received by the supervisor of elections office by close of business.
- Do I need an ID? Yes, you will need a Florida Driver License or Florida ID Card, the date the ID was issued, and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
- Can I vote if I have a disability? Yes, People with disabilities who are at least 18 years old have the right to vote. The law ensures that voting is accessible, independent, and private. To learn more about voting with a guardian, contact your local Protection & Advocacy System.
More detailed information is available in our Register to Vote section.
Learning About the Issues
- What candidates can I vote for? Enter your address in Ballotpedia’s Sample Ballot Lookup to find out what is on your ballot. You can also go to VOTE411 for more information about what is on your ballot.
- What are ballot measures and how can I learn about them? Ballot measures are policy changes usually made by amendments to the state Constitution. You can learn about ballot measures by going to the Division of Elections website.
Learn more about the candidates in our 2020 Florida Candidates section.
Voting in Person
- Where do I need to go to vote? You can find your polling place through Florida’s elections website or by visiting your county Supervisor of Elections.
- When can I vote? Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day. Any voter who is standing in line at 7 p.m. is still eligible to cast a vote. Florida allows early voting. You can find the early voting locations at the Early Voting page on Florida’s elections website.
- Do I need an ID? Yes, you need a valid photo ID with a signature to vote. You can find a list of approved forms of ID on our website.
- Can I still vote if I do not bring identification? Yes, you will be able to vote with a provisional ballot.
More detailed information is available in our Vote in Person section.
Voting by Mail
- Can I vote by Mail? Yes, in the state of Florida you can request to vote by mail for any reason.
- Which counties in Florida will have accessible vote by mail? For the General Election on November 3rd, five (5) counties will have accessible vote by mail. The five counties are: Miami-Dade, Nassau, Orange, Pinellas, and Volusia Counties. Please use the preceding links to contact your county’s supervisor of elections to ask for more information.
- How do I request a mail ballot? There are four ways to request a vote by mail ballot: request a ballot online, by writing to the supervisor of elections, in person, or by telephone.
- When do I need to request and return my ballot? You must request your vote by mail ballot not later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election, or October 24
- What if I want assistance with my ballot? There are several options available to you if you need assistance to vote due to a disability, including receiving personal assistance for in-person voting, using an accessible ballot marking device, vote-by-mail, and supervised voting.
- How do I complete and return my ballot? You must complete your ballot and sign the back of the envelope. You can then return your ballot by mail, in person, or in a secure drop box location. Check with your local supervisor of elections for specific drop box locations.
- Can I track if my ballot was counted? Yes, you can track your ballot on Florida’s Voter information lookup.
More detailed information is available in our Voting by Mail section.
Find accurate information from your election official’s office:
Laurel M. Lee, Secretary of State
R.A. Gray Building
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
If you have any trouble voting, contact your local Protection and Advocacy System:
Disability Rights Florida
2473 Care Drive, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32308
For any additional questions, check out these resources: