Third-Party Voter Registration Organizations
Third-party voter registration organization are governed by state law. See section 97.0575, Fla. Stat. Recent law changes may also be found in section 7 of chapter law 2021-11. Rulemaking will be initiated soon to conform to recent state law changes.
What is a Third-Party Voter Registration Organization (3PVRO)?
A third-party voter registration organization is any person, entity, or organization that collects any voter registration application, but does not include:
- a person who seeks only to register to vote or collect a voter registration application from that person’s spouse, child, or parent; or
- a person engaged in registering to vote or collecting voter registration applications as an employee or agent of the Division of Elections, supervisor of elections, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, or an official voter registration agency.
Who is currently registered as a 3PVRO?
The State maintains a 3PVRO Database. This database contains a list of all active and withdrawn third-party voter registration organizations. The database also tracks number of application forms requested and applications returned.
How do I register as a 3PVRO?
- Each person or entity who intends to collect voter registration applications must first register with the State as a 3PVRO.
- To register, the person or entity must submit Form DS-DE 119 (English PDF / Español PDF) as an email attachment in PDF format to [email protected] or fax the form to the Division at 850.245.6291. Upon approval, the Division will assign the 3PVRO an ID#.
- Attention: The process to register as a 3PVRO is different than the process to register as a paid petition circulator. While a person can do both activities, the person still has to register separately with the State beforehand. Please note another distinction, when collecting signed petitions, the signees must already be a registered voter.
- To register as a paid petition circulator and/or for information about initiative petitions, visit the Initiatives website.
How do I update or withdraw my registration status as a 3PVRO?
A 3PVRO must use Form DS-DE 119 (English PDF / Español PDF) to update or withdraw its registration. The form must be submitted as an email attachment in PDF format to [email protected] or faxed to the Division at 850.245.6291.
Who do I contact for more information?
The Division of Elections' 3PVRO Coordinator at:
- Phone: 850.245.6237
- Fax: 850.245.6291
- Email: [email protected]
- 3PVRO Overview (PDF)
- Reference guide regarding third-party voter registration law and rule (DE Guide 0012-updated 05/2021)
- English PDF
- Español PDF (update coming soon)
- Form for Supervisors of Elections to account for distributed and returned voter applications by third-party voter registration organizations (DS-DE 124)
- Form for Supervisors of Elections to report non-compliance by a third-party voter registration organization (DS-DE 148)
- Form to register as a third-party voter registration organization (DS-DE 119)