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Below are some resources to help you get ready to make your voice heard in this year's upcoming elections.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I check my polling location or voter registration status?
- What do I do if I have problems casting my ballot?
- When are the elections happening?
- What photo ID do I need to vote?
- Are there any upcoming candidate forums in my area?
- How can I make a plan to vote?
- What are the ACLU of Florida's posititons on the ballot amendments?
- I'm planning to vote by mail (absentee). Is there anything I need to know?
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.
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
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.
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
- 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.