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Voter Status and Polling Locations

You can check your polling location, your voter status and the status of your request for a vote-by-mail ballot on the Supervisor of Elections website here or  by calling  (866) 308-6739. Note the hours of operation.

Consider voting before Election Day during the Early Voting period – but note that early voting dates have changed. If you plan to vote at the polls, go early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush. Or consider requesting an absentee ballot and voting by mail.

Election Protection

If you have any problem with casting your vote or if you observe a problem at your polling place, contact your county Supervisor of Elections office immediately. If that does not resolve the issue, please call the Election Protection Hotline.

  • English language: 1-866-OUR-VOTE  (1-866-687-8683)

  • Spanish language: 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota (1-888-839-8682)

  • Asian-language: 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683)

  • Arabic-language: 1-844-418-1682

ID Requirements

  • Florida driver’s license;

  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles;

  • U.S. passport;

  • U.S. military ID card;

  • debit or credit card with your photo;

  • student ID card with your photo;

  • retirement center identification with your photo;

  • neighborhood association identification with your photo;

  • public assistance identification with your photo.

  • Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • A 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.

Signatures can change over time. If you think your signature has changed since you registered, it may be a good idea to update it online or by submitting a voter registration application to your Supervisor of Elections.

If the ID you show doesn’t have your signature, you’ll have to bring another ID with your signature on it. The ID with your signature does not have to include your photo. You will also have to sign your name.

If you go to the polls without the acceptable ID, you can cast a provisional ballot. It will be counted if your signature on your ballot matches your signature on your voter registration on file.

Voting Early

Can I vote before Election Day?

Yes. If you’re registered to vote, you can vote in person at special Early Voting sites before Election Day. You can vote at any Early Voting site within your county. Contact your county Supervisor of Elections for the dates, location and hours of an early voting site near you.

You can also vote with an absentee or vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls (more details below).

Vote-By-Mail in Florida

How do I get a Vote-By-Mail Ballot?

You can request a vote-by-mail ballot from your county’s Supervisor of Elections. You can make your request in person, by telephone, by mail or online at your Supervisor of Elections website. Your immediate family or legal guardian can also request one for you if they call or write to the Supervisor of Elections and provide your name, address, date of birth and their name, address, driver’s license number and relationship to you. For more information on vote-by-mail voting visit: https://dos.dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/ .

Most vote-by-mail ballot requests last for two years, so you may have to re-submit your request to vote absentee.

You can check on the status of your vote-by-mail ballot request by calling your Supervisor of Elections or online at https://registration.elections.myflorida.com/CheckVoterStatus.

You must sign your vote-by-mail ballot before returning it to your Supervisor of Elections. If the signature on the ballot doesn’t match the signature on file, your ballot will not be counted. You can update your signature by submitting a voter registration application to your Supervisor of Elections or online by October 19, 2018.

 

MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE

  • Check your voter registration status.

  • Locate your polling place and note the hours of operation.

  • Consider voting early or by absentee if possible.

  • If you plan to vote at the polls, go early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush.

  • Check to see if you need identification to vote (see Voter ID section).

  • Read all instructions carefully.

  • Take your time.

  • Ask for help if you need it.