Florida Voter Guide

Florida’s Aug. 23 primaries will determine which candidates appear on November’s general election ballot for the U.S. House and Senate, governor, the state House and Senate, and other state and local offices. Florida has closed primaries. This means only voters who are registered with a party may vote in that party’s primary. Independent voters can only vote for nonpartisan candidates in judicial and school board elections or in races in which all candidates have the same party affiliation and won’t face any opposition in November’s general election. July 25 is the deadline to register, switch parties or update your voter information.


Vote by Mail

Any voter can request a no-excuse vote-by-mail ballot and vote from home for August’s primaries and November’s general election. You need to submit a new request each year.

The easier way for most of us to request a mail-in ballot is online. You can also request a ballot by calling, mailing, emailing, or going in person to your county’s Supervisor of Elections office.

The office must receive your completed ballot by Election Day at 7 pm. Ballots can be returned by mail or in person.

Use the vote-by-mail information portal to track the status of your ballot. 

Early Voting

All counties must let voters cast ballots early and in person from Aug. 13 through Aug. 20 but many have extended days and times. Check with your county supervisor of elections for dates, times, and locations for you.

Early voting locations are different from the precinct voting location on your voter registration card. You can vote early at any early voting location in your county.

You must bring a valid form of ID like a state-issued driver’s license or a US passport to vote in person.

Election Day

The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 23. Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm.

You must vote at the precinct polling place listed on your voter registration card. You can also find this location online using the voter precinct lookup. This should be close to where you live.

You must bring a valid form of ID like a state-issued driver’s license or a US passport to vote in person.

Questions on how to vote? 

Call 1-866-687-8683 or 1-888-839-8682 para Español.

Need free voter ID help?

Call VoteRiders at 844-338-8743.

Voter Resources

Voter Lookup

Use the Voter Information Look-up to check your voter registration and party status.

Election Office Websites

Find your county Supervisor of Elections website and get election info specific to your community.

Voter ID Requirements

You must bring a valid form of ID like a state-issued driver’s license or a US passport to vote in person.

Not Registered to Vote?

The deadline to register for the primary election was July 25. However, you can still register now and be eligible to vote for the November general election. There are three ways you can register to vote in Florida.


Use the state’s voter registration portal to register, or update your voter information. You’ll need a Florida driver’s license or state-issued ID card and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

By Mail

Print out a voter registration form, complete it and mail it to your county supervisor of elections. Addresses are included on the back of the form.

In Person

Go to your county supervisor of elections office to pick up, drop off or fill out a registration form.