Language Assistance for Voting
Webpage last updated: April 20, 2022
By law, Florida provides language assistance and translation of election-related materials in Spanish pursuant to the Voting Rights Act.
- Spanish assistance is available through the statewide voter assistance and voter hotlines.
- Information is available on the Division of Elections’ website. Statewide-issued or-produced materials are translated. They include the online voter registration system (RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov), the statewide voter registration application form (DS-DE 39) and the Florida Voter Registration and Voting Guide.
- All counties in Florida are subject to language requirements under the Voting Rights Act including but not limited to 52 U.S.C. § 10303 (language assistance to persons who were educated in Spanish in American-flag schools in U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico) and 52 U.S.C. § 10508 (assistance in voting-by-mail or at the polls for persons with blindness, disability or other inability to read or write or limited English proficiency).
- The following fourteen Florida counties are specifically subject to Spanish language requirements under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. (52 U.S.C. § 10503) and U.S. Census Bureau determination. They must provide oral and written assistance and election-related materials such as instructions, forms, ballots and notices:
- Palm Beach
Note: Collier County is required to provide bilingual election materials for the Seminole language.
For more information about language services available in your county, contact your county Supervisor of Elections office.
- U.S. Election Assistance Commission –
- Election Phrases at a Glance English to Spanish (íngles á español)
- Glossary Spanish Other languages
- Language Access Other resources
- Voter’s Guide to Federal Election Spanish Other languages
- 14 Facts About Voting in Federal Elections Spanish Other languages