Register to vote in Florida in 2 easy steps

By Crystal Harlan

May 24, 2024

Remember, you have to be registered in your county of residence to vote.

The general election is Nov. 5, and the Florida primary is Aug. 20. You have to be registered to vote. The registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 7, and for the primary, it’s July 22.

Here’s how to register:

1. Determine if you’re eligible.

To register to vote in Florida, you must:

  • Be a Citizen of the United States
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Be at least 18 years old. (You may pre-register to vote at 16.)
  • Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony without having your voting rights restored.

2. Fill out an application.

You can apply:

  • Online at
  • In person at a Florida driver’s license or tax collector’s office.
  • When you update your driver’s license or state ID card on the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website,
  • By finding the application form (DS-DE 39) on the Florida Department of State Division of Elections page ( Print, fill out, and mail the form.
  • Through voter registration agencies, such as public libraries, offices that provide public assistance and state-funded programs for persons with disabilities, armed forces recruitment offices, or centers for independent living.

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  • Crystal Harlan

    Crystal is a bilingual editor and writer with over 20 years of experience in digital and print media. She is currently based in Florida, but has lived in small towns in the Midwest, Caracas, New York City, and Madrid, where she earned her MA in Spanish literature.

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