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FAQ - Voter Registration - old

  1. Who can register to vote?
  2. How or where can I register to vote?
  3. When do I need to use the voter registration application?
    • You can use the Florida Voter Registration Application to: 
      • Register to vote in the State of Florida.
      • Change your name.
      • Register with a political party or change your party affiliation.
      • Update your signature.You can use a voter registration form to:
      • Change your address.
      • Replace your defaced, lost, or stolen voter information card.
  4. Do you have an online voter registration application?
    • Yes, we have a fillable downloadable online form -the Florida Voter Registration Application.  Any new application to register requires an original signature. You can print the completed online form, sign it, and mail or deliver the application to the office of your county Supervisor of Elections. You can also save the printed application on your device to print, sign, and submit later.
  5. How can I find out if I am registered?
    • You can find out your voter registration status online at the Division of Elections' Check your Voter Status webpage. You can also contact your county Supervisor of Elections' office. If you unable to find information or need further assistance, contact the Bureau of Voter Registration Services' Voter Assistance Hotline (in English and Español) at 1-866-308-6739.
  6. I am in the military. What do I need to do to apply to register to vote?
  7. What is the deadline to apply to register to vote?
    • The registration books will be closed on the 29th day before each election and will remain closed until after that election. Those dates are listed on our Election Dates page.
    • There is a late registration deadline if you (or accompanying family member) have been discharged or separated from the Merchant Marines or armed forces, or from employment outside the territorial United States. You can still register up until 5 p.m. on the Friday before election in the Supervisor of Elections' office. Contact your Supervisor of Elections for more information and to obtain the form you have to complete.
  8. I have just moved. Is there anything I need to do about my voter registration?
    • Yes, whether you moved within the same county or moved to another county in Florida, notify your Supervisor of Elections of the county of your new residence as soon as possible. You may make the change in person, by phone or other electronic means or by other signed, written notice (including the Florida Voter Registration Application (English PDF / Español PDF)). You must provide your date of birth.
  9. Can I still vote if I am registered to vote but move from one Florida county to another?
    • Yes, it is possible. However, if you do not update your address before you try to vote at the polls, you will only be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. You can vote a regular ballot only after making an address change at the polls and if the precinct at which you vote has an electronic poll book or if you are an active military personnel, provided you are in the precinct corresponding to your current legal residence and you are otherwise eligible to vote.
  10. I did not vote in the last election. Do I need to re-register to vote?
    • Usually, you are registered to vote for as long as you remain at the same address and you should continue to receive election materials in the mail. However, if you have not voted in the last several elections, you may want to confirm that you are still registered. You may do this by using the Check your Voter Status webpage on the Division's website or contacting your county Supervisor of Elections to verify that you are still registered to vote.
  11. I have not received my voter information card. What do I need to do?
    • Contact your county Supervisor of Elections to inquire about your voter information card. If you do not receive your card within 2 weeks, contact the office.
  12. I need another voter information card. How do I get a new card?
  13. Is Florida a closed primary state?
  14. How does a felon get voting rights restored?
    • Visit the website for the Florida Commission on Offender Review to obtain rules, procedures, and forms. The website also includes information on how to apply for restoration of rights, search for rights grants, and contact staff at the commission.
  15. Why is the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles involved in voter registration
    • The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires offices that provide driver license services to allow people to register to vote or update their voter registration information at the same time.
  16. If I am a victim of violence, how can I register and still keep my address and other identifying information confidential?