Get out the Vote, Florida (2022)

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. Everyone should have the right to exercise their voices at the ballot box.

Florida is on the frontlines of every civil liberties challenge facing our nation today. Across America, civil liberties are under attack today in a way that is truly unprecedented. Florida is no outlier. Whether the issue is abortion access, voting rights, criminal justice reform, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ+ equality, or privacy — Florida is on the frontlines.

When we are voters, we are the ones who drive our communities and country forward. When we vote, we protect our future and that of our communities, especially those who can’t vote themselves. You have the power to select, endorse, and vote for a candidate that speaks to you and your community's values. 

Use our tools below to make your voice heard during this election. 


KEY DATES

  • The deadline to register to vote in the General Election is Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
  • The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to you for the General Election is Saturday, October 29, 2022.

  • Mandatory early voting across the state runs from October 29 through November 5. Additional early voting dates vary by county. Please visit your Supervisor of Elections website for details about early voting in your county. 

  • The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 


REGISTER OR UPDATE YOUR VOTER INFORMATION 

Visit this webpage to register to vote or update your voter registration in Florida

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OUR RIGHTS ARE ON THE BALLOT

Learn the candidates' positions on issues impacting our rights. 

Candidates on the Issues: See Florida governor candidates' positions on civil liberties issues. This interactive tool lets you explore what candidates have said or done about important civil liberties issues, like voting rights, free speech, and abortion rights. 

Rights We’ve Lost: Visit our interactive timeline for a look back at the rights Floridians have lost and what’s at stake this November.


VOLUNTEER TO GET OUT THE VOTE

Join our volunteer team

  • Phonebank team: Join us virtually to call Florida voters and talk to them about what's at stake during this election. 
  • Canvass team: Walk the block with us! Our communities deserve leaders who care about their values. Come canvass your neighborhood with us and talk to voters about the election!

We also need your help text banking, tabling at community events, and hosting house parties to encourage our neighbors to get out and vote.

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COMMIT TO VOTE 

Commit to vote in the 2022 General Election

1. Important Dates

A.Important Dates

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General Election:

2. Register to vote / Update your voter registration

A.Register to vote / Update your voter registration

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Register to vote or update your voter information by visiting this website: registertovoteflorida.gov

3. Make a Plan to Vote

A.Make a Plan to Vote

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  • Check your voter registration status at registertovoteflorida.gov.
  • Visit your local Supervisor of Elections website to locate your polling place and note the hours of operation.
  • Consider voting early or by using a vote-by-mail ballot
  • 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.

Visit the Florida Division of Elections Website at dos.myflorida.com/elections

4. Accepted Forms of ID

A.Accepted Forms of ID

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  • 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 Florida license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm
  • 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 by submitting a voter registration application to your Supervisor of Elections.

If the ID you present 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 an 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.

5. Voter Status and Polling Locations

A.Voter Status and Polling Locations

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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 (https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/check-your-voter-status-a...) or calling (866) 308-6739. Note the hours of operation.

Consider voting before Election Day during the Early Voting period or by using vote-by-mail. If you plan to vote at the polls, go early in the day to avoid the last-minute rush.

6. Know your rights at the ballot box

A.Know your rights at the ballot box

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Learn more about how to exercise your voting rights, resist voter intimidation efforts, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls. 

https://www.aclufl.org/en/know-your-rights/know-your-rights-while-voting

7. Election Protection Hotline

A.Election Protection Hotline

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If you have problems voting or have additional questions, please call the national, non-partisan Election Protection Hotline:

  • English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
  • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)
  • Arabic:  1-844-YALLA-US (1-844-925-5287)
  • Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683

8. Vote by Mail in Florida

A.Vote by Mail in Florida

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Even if you request a vote-by-mail ballot, you can still vote in person if you have not returned your ballot. If you still have it, take your ballot with you to show it has not been returned.


When you vote by mail, an election official will compare your signature on the outside of the return envelope to the signature on file with the elections office. To make sure these signatures match, update your voter registration using one of the following methods. Likewise, if there is an issue with your ballot, the supervisor of elections will try to contact you using your contact information on record, so update your contact information with your voter registration using one of the following methods. The form is the same as a new voter registration form, you will check "Record Update/Change" instead of “New Registration.”

  1. Request a Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballot to be mailed to you by 5 pm October 29.
    • A VBM ballot can be picked up until the 7pm deadline on Election Day either by the voter or a designee.
    • Requests to vote by mail are only good for one general election cycle, so you may need to request it this year, even if you've voted by mail in the past. If you request a VBM ballot for this year’s August primary election, you can also request a November general election ballot for this year’s cycle at the same time. You can also request a VBM ballot for just the November general election.
    • Request a vote-by-mail ballot using one of the following methods. You should make this request as soon as possible to make sure you receive your ballot with plenty of time to return it.
    • If you are able, complete the online application on your supervisor of elections' website.
    • Request in person at the supervisor of elections' office.
    • Request by calling your supervisor of elections.
    • Request in writing, through email, fax or mailing your supervisor of elections' office.
    • You will need to provide your driver license or state ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number; whichever your supervisor of elections office has on file. If you are unsure which identifying information they have on file, update your voter registration using one of the methods above. 
       
  2. Receive Your Ballot: You can pick up your vote-by-mail ballot once ballots are printed, or it will be mailed to you. If you need someone else to pick up your ballot, you can designate someone in writing.
     
  3. Return Your Ballot by 7 pm Election Day: 

    • Please note: On Election Day, November 8, you can only drop off your completed vote-by-mail ballot at your Supervisors of Elections Office, not a designated drop box. 

    • Before November 8, you can mail your ballot or drop it off in person at the supervisor of elections office, or a secure ballot intake station at an early voting site or other designated drop sites. Your vote-by-mail ballot will list the drop-off sites.

    • Voters who have requested to vote by mail can still choose to vote in person after requesting a VBM ballot. To avoid issues, bring the mail ballot to your polling place. If you've misplaced it, contact your supervisor of elections office.
       

  4. Track Your Ballot: Visit your Supervisor of Elections' website or the State's Voter Information Lookup site to track your ballot to make sure it was received. If you can't track your ballot on their website within 3 days of mailing your VBM ballot, you should contact your SOE to confirm that your ballot was received.

If Your Ballot Is Rejected: If your VBM ballot was not accepted, the SOE is required by law to notify you, tell you why it was rejected and give you an opportunity to correct any issues to "cure" your ballot and have it counted.  

You Have a Right to Remedy Your Ballot: If your VBM ballot is rejected or you are required to cast a provisional ballot, your supervisor of elections is required by law to allow you to cure the ballot by submitting a Vote-by-Mail Ballot Cure Affidavit and a copy of your ID. You must submit this by 5 p.m. two days after the election.