If you are a new Florida resident, you will need to register within the state if you wish to vote in the next election.

Basic Voting Requirements

Before you can register to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not be convicted of a felony
  • Not claim voting rights in any other state

How to Register to Vote in Florida

You have the option to complete the voter registration process in person at your local driver's license office, or through the mail. However, if you wish to vote in an upcoming election, you must register to vote at least 29 days before an election since voter registration is closed 29 days before each election and remains closed until the election is over.

Click here for the Voter Registration Application. You can either fill it out online or complete it with a black ballpoint pen. Since the document requires you to affirm to an oath, it requires an original signature.

Once the registration application has been fully completed, mail it with a first class stamp to your county Supervisor of Elections. Alternatively, you can bring it to a local driver's license office. After you have submitted the application, the Supervisor of Elections will mail you a voter information card.

Florida Division of Elections.