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COVID-19 Voting Update: Any Florida voter can apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Voters were able to do this prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to register to vote was extended to 7 p.m. on October 6 due to technical issues.

[updated October 6, 2020]


Check your registration status:

Register by mail:

Register online:

List of forms of ID:

Find your Supervisor of Elections to request an absentee ballot or see a sample ballot:

More info on requesting a mail ballot:

Track your absentee ballot:

Find your polling location:

Campus Vote Project:


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Hey Florida!

Before you can vote in Florida, you’ve gotta be registered. If you’re not sure if you’re registered already, you can check using the link in the description.

If you’re not registered yet, or you’ve moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you’ll need to fill out a registration form. If you have a Florida driver’s license or state ID you can register to vote online using the link in the description. But if you don’t have a Florida ID, you’ll have to mail in a paper registration form.

There’s also a link below where you can download and print that form. Otherwise, you can register in person at the DMV, your public library, or a disability or public assistance office, but you have to register by October 3rd if you want to vote in the November presidential elections. Once you register, you’ll get a card in the mail about two weeks later confirming your registration.

And then you’re ready to vote! One of the easiest ways to vote in Florida is by mail. You can request a mail ballot either with a paper form or online, but the request form is different from each county.

So check out the link below that has all the Florida Supervisor of Election websites. Find your county, and then click “absentee ballot” or “vote by mail”. If you send in your form by October 24th, you’ll get your ballot in the mail and all you have to do is fill it out at your own pace and send it back before November 3rd.

You can also avoid election day lines by voting early in person. From October 24th to the 31st you can go to an early voting location in your county and cast your ballot. But some counties add even more days to vote early, and times and locations are different from county to county, so use the link below to check out your county’s supervisor of elections website and learn where and when you can vote early.

If you’re voting on November 3rd, polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you can figure out where you’re supposed to go to vote at the link in the description. You’ll also need to show a photo ID with your signature on it, like a driver’s license or state ID, passport, student ID, public assistance ID, military ID, or a concealed firearm permit. There’s a full list with some less common forms of ID that also work linked below.

Before you go vote, you can look at a sample ballot ahead of time on your county’s Supervisor of Elections website. It’ll tell you everything that you’ll be able to vote for this election. You don’t have to vote for every single thing on the ballot, but if you want a chance to do some research on the candidates in your local elections, it’s a really good idea to look at a sample ballot first.

You can even fill it out and bring it to the polls with you, so you can be sure you remember how you want to vote. But if you remember one thing from this video, the most important thing is to make a plan to vote right now—from what day you’re going to register to whether you’re gonna vote in person or by mail. What kind of ID are you going to use?

And where is it? Even what time you’re gonna go vote, and how you’re going to get there. Write it down, put it in your notes app, text it to your friend, just make a plan so that nothing gets between you voting on November 3rd.

There will be links for everything you need to check your registration, vote early and find your polling location in the description. Thanks for voting. How To Vote in Every State is produced by Complexly in partnership with The MediaWise Voter Project, which is led by The Poynter Institute and supported by Facebook.