If you’re reading this, you’re online, so you can easily register to vote online! That’s right. Florida has online voter registration. To apply online for new registration or to make changes to your existing registration record, head over to the Florida Online Voter Registration website now.
Voter Registration Deadlines
To vote in an upcoming election in Florida, register at least 29 days before the upcoming election! If you want to vote in a primary election, don’t forget: You must make sure you’re registered with the same party that your candidate is running with. See, Florida has closed primaries! This means you can’t vote in the primary, unless you are registered with that party at least 29 days before the primary.
If you want to vote for someone to become the Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative, you’d vote for that person during the primary. Your primary vote would help them become the Democrat’s candidate on the November election this year. Keep in mind, you won’t be able to vote for that person in the primary if you don’t first go and update your voter registration information to declare yourself a Democrat for this election.
If you want to vote for someone to become the Republican candidate for U.S. Representative, you’d vote for that person during the primary. Your primary vote would help them become the Republican’s candidate on the November election this year. Remember, you won’t be able to vote for that person in the primary if you don’t first go and update your voter registration information to declare yourself a Republican for this election.
This year, the closed primary election in Florida is set for August 28, 2018. So, be sure to register and state your party at least 29 days before that!
If you don’t plan to vote in this year’s primary, keep in mind that the general election is on November 6. So, be sure to register to vote 29 days before that.
Late Registration For Special Circumstances
Now, if you were discharged or separated from the Merchant Marines or armed forces, or from employment outside the territorial United States, you can still register to vote after the deadline. The late registration deadline is 5 p.m. on the Friday before election day. You’ll need to contact your county’s Supervisor of Elections for form you have to complete.
Check Voter Registration Status
Check your voter registration status easily on the Division of Elections’ Check your Voter Status webpage. Just enter your first name, last name and birth date to check your voter registration status online. Alternately, you can always check your Florida voter registration status by contacting the county’s Supervisor of Elections’ office. Other question? Just call the Bureau of Voter Registration Services’ Voter Assistance Hotline (in English and Español) at 1-866-308-6739 or email BVRSHelp@dos.myflorida.com.
Moving? What To Do If You’re Changing Counties
If you move from one Florida County to another, you don’t have to actually re-register to vote. However, you absolutely do need to update your address on your own voter registration record. To update your address, just contact your county’s Supervisor of Elections.
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