The right to vote is one of the fundamental liberties we enjoy as Americans. It is also one of the greatest civic responsibilities U.S. Citizens have. Exercise your right to vote and understand your responsibilities as a voter.
If you are not already registered to vote in Florida, eligible individuals can register to vote at any time. The deadline to register to participate in an upcoming election is 29 days before the election.
Your residential address on file at our office determines the issues and candidates that will be on your ballot. You may also include a different mailing address for us to use when sending elections-related materials, including your Vote-by-Mail ballot if you request one.
Your party affiliation determines which candidates will be on your ballot during Primary Elections. Florida is a closed primary state, which means that you must be registered with a political party to vote in that party's Primary Election. You may change your party affiliation at any time, but it must be done 29 days before a Primary Election to be valid for that election.
If you prefer not to be affiliated with a party, you may register as No Party Affiliation (NPA). In that case, only non-partisan races or issues included in the Primary Election will be on your ballot unless a Universal Primary Contest occurs. A Universal Primary Contest occurs when all candidates in the same race have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election.
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN FLORIDA IF:
you are a citizen of the United States of America;
you are a Florida resident;
you are at least 18 years old (you may pre-register to vote at the age of 16, but you cannot vote until you are 18 years old);
you have not been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state; and
you have not been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted of a felony and had your voting rights restored. Please visit our Amendment 4 FAQs page for more information.
Notice: It is a 3rd degree felony to submit false information. Maximum penalties are $5,000 and/or 5 years in prison.