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Florida

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 8, 2022

Florida General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: October 11, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 11, 2022
  • Online request by: October 11, 2022
Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline
  • Received by: October 29, 2022
Completed Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received: November 8, 2022 (7:00pm)
Early Voting: October 29 – November 5, 2022, may vary slightly by county.

You must be registered to vote 29 days before the election. If you plan on doing early voting, you must also be registered to vote 29 days before that date.

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Mail-in Voting

Anyone can request a mail-in ballot. The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election. A Supervisor of Elections must mail the ballot out within 2 business days after a request. The last day for a Supervisor to be able to mail out a ballot is 8 days before the election.

A request for a vote-by-mail ballot may be made in one of the following ways:

  • By signed writing (e.g., mail, fax, or scanned attachment to an email) to Supervisor of Elections
  • In person at Supervisor of Elections’ office
  • By phone to Supervisor of Elections

The voter’s request must include the following information:

  • The voter’s name;
  • The voter’s date of birth;
  • The voter’s address (If the request is to mail the ballot to an address other than the one on file, the request must be a signed writing. An exception exists for absent uniformed service voter or an overseas voter seeking a vote-by-mail ballot.);
  • The voter’s Florida driver license, Florida identification card, or last four digits of the elector’s social security number, whichever may be verified in the supervisor’s records;
  • The voter’s signature (if the request is written).

See details about mail-in voting and request a mail-in ballot

Early Voting 

Early voting before the Election Day is available in Florida, and it begins on October 29, 10 days before Election Day, ends on November 5, 3 days before Election Day. You will need a valid photo ID with signature to vote early.

See details of early voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

The polls are open on Election Day, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (local time). Any voters waiting in line at 7:00 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot. 

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements 

You must bring a valid photo ID with signature to vote in Florida. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.

Click here for more information on voter ID in Florida

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.