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Below are some resources to help you get ready to make your voice heard in this year's upcoming elections.

Visit our 2018 Voter Guide for more information. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Voter status and polling location

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. 


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

Important Dates

Election Day

  • Primary Election: August 28, 2018

  • General Election: November 6, 2018

Early Voting Period

  • Primary Election: August 18 - August 25, 2018

  • General Election: October 27 - November 3, 2018

Mandatory statewide early voting begins on Saturday, October 27, but each county Supervisor of Elections may offer additional optional days of early voting, beginning as early as October 22.

Click here for your local SOE office to find out when early voting begins in your county. 

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Primary Election: July 30, 2018

  • General Election: October 9, 2018

Request Vote-by-Mail Deadline

  • Primary Election: August 22, 2018

  • General Election: October 31, 2018

Vote-by-Mail Ballot “Send” Deadline

For overseas uniformed members and overseas civilian voters, election officials must send ballot 45 days before an election.

  • Primary Election: July 14, 2018

  • General Election: September 22, 2018

For domestic voters, election officials must send ballots between 28-35 days before an election.

  • Primary Election: July 24 - 31, 2018

  • General Election: October 2 - 9, 2018

Click here for more information about how to ensure your VBM ballot counts. 


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.


Make a plan to vote

Visit Progress Florida's "Make a Plan to Vote" resource online. 

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