Register to Vote or Update your Information
Who Can Register to Vote
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 civil rights having been restored.
How Can I Register to Vote?
You can apply to register to vote in any of the following ways:
- Online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov
- Apply through any of these agencies while accessing their services:
- 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. For more information, visit GoRenew.com.
- Tax collector's office that issues driver's licenses or Florida identification cards
- Voter registration agency. For more information about who these agencies are, visit our NVRA webpage.
- By mail or in person. The statewide voter registration application form is available for download (English PDF/ Español PDF), or available 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). Go to webpage on Military and Overseas Voting for further details.
It is a 3rd degree felony to submit false information. Maximum penalties are $5,000 and/or 5 years in prison.
How Do I Update My Voter Registration Record?
If you are already registered to vote in Florida but you need to update any information on your voter registration record, you can use any of the options available under “How Can I Register to Vote?” to submit a change to your existing voter registration record. You can also submit a change-of-address by contacting your county supervisor of elections office by phone or email.
If an address, name or political party change is made, your Supervisor of Elections will mail you an updated voter information card. Once you receive the card, make sure all of the information is correct. If you have any questions, contact your county Supervisor of Elections office.
Voter Information Cards
When you register to vote or update your voter registration record, your county Supervisor of Elections’ office will mail you a voter information card. The card provides you with your party affiliation, assigned polling location, and local, state, and federal district designations. The card cannot be used as a form of identification at the polls.
If you have lost your voter information card, you can request that a new card be sent to you by contacting your county supervisor of elections office.
Voter Registration Deadlines
The deadline to register to vote for an upcoming election is 29 days before the election.
The deadline to change parties before a primary election is 29 days before the day of the primary election.
For information on voter registration deadlines for upcoming elections, please visit our Election Dates webpage.