Register to Vote or Update your Information
Webpage last updated: September 8, 2021
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 voting rights having been restored.
- For additional information, please see question 15 in our Voter Registration FAQ
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 license office. You also have the option to submit voter registration information online when you renew your driver 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 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 in the following versions are available for download and acceptable for registration:
Paper application forms may be found 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 the web page 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 submit a change using any of the options available under “How Can I Register to Vote?”.
For name and party changes, you must use either the online voter registration system or the paper form and it must include your Florida driver license number or Florida identification card number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number, whichever may be verified in the supervisor’s records.
For an address change, you can use the online voter registration system or the paper form but alternatively, you may call or submit by available electronic means the change to your county Supervisor of Elections.
For any other questions, call or email your county Supervisor of Elections.
Voter Information Cards
When you register to vote or update your voter registration record (e.g., change to your address, name or political party), your Supervisor of Elections’ office will mail you a new or updated voter information card. Review the card to make sure all information is correct. Keep the card with you as the card lists important information about your registration record and where to vote. The card includes your party affiliation, assigned precinct and polling place, and your assigned district offices (local, state, and federal).
To replace a lost card, call or email your county Supervisor of Elections.
Note: The card cannot be used as a form of identification at the polls.
Voter Registration Deadlines
The deadline to register to vote for an upcoming election is 29 days before the election.
The deadline to submit a party change before a primary election is 29 days before that election.
For information on voter registration deadlines for upcoming elections, please visit our Election Dates webpage.