Resources to help you be ready to make your voice heard in this year's upcoming elections.
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
THE VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 5 P.M. EST.
For help on election day call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
General Voting Tips:
Be sure to register to vote for the general election by the deadline of Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (in the state of Florida). You can apply to register to vote with the Florida Division of Elections.
Not sure if you're registered to vote? Check the Florida Division of Elections website to find out.
Vote before Election Day by mail or during the Early Voting period, October 24 - November 5 or 6. (Some areas offer additional days. Check with your county supervisor of elections.)
Bring one of the following photo IDs to the polls:
- 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.
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.
Find your November 8th Polling Location
Important Dates and Deadlines:
- Monday, August 1, 2016
Deadline to register for the primary election.
- Saturday, July 16, 2016
Deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election. Your request must be received (not postmarked) by July 16.
- Tuesday, August 30, 2016
- Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (in the state of Florida)
Deadline to register for the general election.
- Saturday, August 20-27, 2016
Statewide early voting begins. Some counties begin early voting sooner. Contact your county supervisor of elections for early voting dates in your county.
- Saturday, September 24, 2016
Deadline to request an absentee ballot for the general election. Your request must be received (not postmarked) by September 24.
- Monday, October 24 - November 5 or 6, 2016
Depending on the dates set by your county, early voting starts between Oct. 24 and Oct. 29, and ends on either Nov 5 or Nov 6. Some counties extend early voting through Saturday, November 5. Contact your county supervisor of elections for early voting dates in your county.
- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Early Voting and Voting by Mail:
Early voting and voting by mail are the easiest ways to vote in this election.
If you want to vote by mail this year in the primary election:
- Submit your request for an absentee ballot by no later than Saturday, July 16. You can request these by mail or online through your county’s Supervisor of Elections’ website.
- Once you have filled out your ballot, be sure to sign the certificate as instructed and return it in the envelope provided
If you want to vote by mail this year in the general election:
- Submit your request for a vote by mail ballot by no later than Saturday, September 24. You can request these by mail or online through your county’s Supervisor of Elections’ website.
- Once you have filled out your ballot, be sure to sign the certificate as instructed and return it in the envelope provided.
- If you didn’t sign your ballot, you have the opportunity to correct this by completing and returning this form.
If you want to vote in person before Election Day:
- Statewide early voting begins on October 24, but some counties have started early voting before then. Find out what days and times you can vote early in your county.
- During early voting, you can vote at any early voting location in your county. Find the nearest early voting location to you.
- As with voting on Election Day, be sure to bring an approved photo ID and signature identification.
Have specific questions about ID requirements, early voting, provisional ballots, or other issues? Check out the Let Me Vote section of the ACLU's national website, created with help from Vote411.org and the League of Women Voters.