KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS TO TAKE POLITICAL ACTION BY VOTING
Unless you are a registered voter, you cannot take political action by voting. Florida State law also requires voters to notify the Supervisor of Elections of changes in residence. Change may also be made at a polling place on election date. Voters must be U.S. citizens, 18 years old (on Election Day) and a legal resident of the voting precinct (county). A person who has been convicted of a felony, must have civil rights restored to obtain voting eligibility and take political action by voting. A person who is declared mentally incompetent must have restoration of competency (restoration of capacity) to vote. Proof of residency is not required to register to vote and take political action by voting. The registration books close 29 days before each election. Voter Registration Applications are available by mail at most city halls, banks, public assistance agencies, city and county libraries, driver’s license offices and Supervisor of Election Offices. When first-class mail sent by the Elections Office is returned or if the Jury Commission provides notice that the voter has left the county, the voter must return address confirmation within 30 days of receipt of final notice or that voter will be placed in Inactive Status for a period of two Federal Elections, unless reactivating voter status in writing or by appearing at the current polling place on Election Day. Only Democratic and Republican parties hold primary elections in Florida. All registered voters may vote in nonpartisan and general elections.
- To register to vote, update your voter registration information, find your polling place and other useful information.
- To learn the party affiliations of voters in the State of Florida, and elsewhere. It also gives full personal information on the individual, including date of birth, address, telephone number and whether or not the individual is an active voter.