The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections provides administrative support to the Secretary of State, Florida’s Chief Election Officer, to ensure that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division consists of three bureaus - the Bureau of Election Records, the Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and the Bureau of Voting Systems Certification. Through these bureaus and the director's office, the Division ensures compliance with the election laws, provides statewide coordination of election administration and promotes public participation in the electoral process. The Division also assists county Supervisors of Elections in their duties, including providing technical support.
Further information about the Division of Elections' operations can be found in the Division's Government Program Summary.
The mission of the Director’s Office is to provide statewide coordination and direction for the interpretation and enforcement of election laws, as required by the Florida Statutes, and to provide supervision to the Bureaus in the Division. In addition, the Director's Office contains the Help America Vote Act and the National Voter Registration Act units.
Bureau of Election Records
The Bureau of Election Records handles candidate and political committee filings including campaign finance and qualifying papers. The Bureau also processes commissions of office for elected officials on behalf of the Governor.
Bureau of Voter Registration Services
The Bureau of Voter Registration Services coordinates and maintains the official statewide voter registration system including assisting Supervisors of Elections with the voter registration and voter removal process.
Bureau of Voting Systems Certification
The Bureau of Voting Systems Certification implements Florida’s voting systems certification standards for all voting systems in Florida and provides technical assistance to the county Supervisors of Elections on voting systems.