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Florida is one of the six battleground states that will be most important to delivering the White House and wins up and down the ballot on November 3. Here’s how you can help.

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About This State

Florida, Florida, Florida...where to begin. When it comes to elections, you're kind of like what happens to our hair when we're in your state: entangled and uncontrollable. But you have Disney World, so we'll call it even. Let's put some product in the hair we call democracy and make sure we get things under control this year. May the next headline be "Florida Man brings friends and family to polls." Here's what you need to know.

Register To Vote

Why Is This State Special

Florida sits on the knife’s edge of every election. In 2012, Obama carried the state by a fraction of a percentage point and Trump only won it by slightly more than one percentage point in 2016. In 2018, Florida’s gubernatorial and Senate races were decided by less than half a point. Florida is likely to be very close again, but registering new voters may be what makes the difference. This includes registering and providing correct information to more than 1 million formerly incarcerated people who recently regained the right to vote. Winning Florida will be tough, but it’s not impossible -- and with its 29 electoral votes, winning it would mean that Democrats would only need to flip one of our other five priority states to take back the White House on November 3.

ROAD TO WIN

UPDATE

No excuse is needed to vote by mail in Florida.

Governor DeSantis extended the voter registration deadline from October 5th to 7 PM on October 6th.

Florida Election Updates

Road to Win

Electoral College Votes

29

Delegates for the DNC

219

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MAKE A PLAN

Whether you’re voting by mail or in person, what’s important is making a plan to do it as early as possible.

Key Dates

Oct 6

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 20

Recommended Deadline to Send Back Ballot

Oct 24 – Oct 31

Early Voting

Oct 24

Vote by Mail Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 3

General Election

Register to Vote

  • How do I register to vote?

    If you’ve never voted before, or if you’ve relocated and are voting in a new state, you can register here. We’re working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don’t fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • How do I make sure I'm registered?

    Registered before? Double-check your registration to make sure your registration is still valid.

    Verify Your Registration
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly no, so do it now! Doitdoitdoit dooooo it! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

Get Your Ballot

  • What are the vote by mail requirements in my state?

    No excuse is needed to vote by mail in Florida. A voter must first be registered to vote before he or she can request a vote-by-mail ballot. You can apply for a vote by mail ballot online, by mail, or in person. The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to you is no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election, October 24th--but we recommend requesting it as early as possible in case of any delays.

    You do not need to include a copy of your ID with your ballot request, unless you are voting in a federal election for the first time in Florida.


  • How do I request my ballot?

    Different states have different request rules, so use this tool to get your request form (even if you don’t have a printer!)

    Request Your Ballot

Cast Your Mail Ballot

  • If I’m voting by mail, when do I send my ballot and how do I make sure it’s counted?

    You’ve probably heard that USPS will be handling a high volume of mail and will likely be experiencing delays. That’s why we recommend mailing your ballot by October 20th at the latest if you plan on sending your ballot through USPS. When filling out your ballot, make sure to double-check the instructions to make sure you fill out the ballot correctly--check to see if your ballot requires using a pen with black or blue ink, a signature on the envelope, any witness requirements and postage, if necessary.

    Learn about filling out your Florida mail ballot here, and learn about alternative return options below.

    Voting Your Ballot
  • Does my state require my ballot to be postmarked or delivered by Election Day?

    A returned voted ballot must be delivered and received by the Supervisor of Elections’ office no later than 7 p.m. (local time) on Election Day.

  • What are my non-mail ballot return options?

    Vote-by-mail ballots may also be returned at secure drop boxes at Supervisor of Elections' main and branch offices and early voting sites in your county. You can find the location of all vote-by-mail secure drop boxes in the county on the Supervisor of Election’s website here:

    Election Supervisor Offices
  • Can I track my ballot?

    Yes, you can track your ballot here:

    Track Your Ballot

Vote by Mail: What If?

  • What if I request a vote by mail ballot but I decide I want to vote in person instead?

    First, do not mail a ballot and also vote in person. If you received your vote-by-mail ballot, you can bring it to the poll workers on Election Day. Your mail ballot will be voided and you will be allowed to vote a regular ballot at the polls. Even if you come to the polls without your mail ballot, you will still be able to vote a regular ballot if the supervisor of elections' office is able to confirm that it has not received your mail ballot. If it is confirmed that your mail ballot has been received, you cannot vote a regular ballot at the polls. If you think the supervisor of elections' office is wrong about receiving your mail ballot or if the supervisor of elections' office is unable to confirm whether or not it has received your mail ballot, you can cast a provisional ballot. Learn more here:

    Learn More
  • What if I don't receive my ballot by October 20th?

    If you’ve requested your ballot, but you still haven’t received it at least 14 days before the election, check the status of your ballot. If it arrives before Election Day, you can return it in person at secure drop boxes at Supervisor of Elections' main and branch offices and early voting sites in your county. You can still vote a regular ballot if the supervisor of elections' office is able to confirm that it has not received your mail ballot. If you think the supervisor of elections' office is wrong about receiving your mail ballot or if the supervisor of elections' office is unable to confirm whether or not it has received your vote-by-mail ballot, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. The earlier that you request your ballot, the less of a chance you won’t receive it in time. Learn about provisional ballots here:

    Provisional Voting

Voting In-Person

  • Can I vote early in person?

    If you decide to vote in person, early voting is the safest option--lines will be shorter and allow for easier social distancing. Florida permits in-person early voting from at least October 24th-Oct. 31st. Supervisors of elections have the option to offer more early voting on the 15th, 14th, 13th, 12th, 11th, or 2nd day before an election, so check your county guidelines. Find out where you can vote early here.

    Early Voting
  • What if I want to vote in-person on Election Day?

    If you are voting on Election Day, wear a mask and keep an appropriate social distance from fellow voters. If you are in line before polls close, do not leave. You legally must be permitted to vote. If you witness any incidents of voter suppression, contact 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683). Find your polling place options here:

    Polling Place Locations
  • Do I need ID to vote in person?

    Voters in Florida need to show photo ID to confirm their identity when they vote in person.

    If you don’t have an acceptable photo ID, there may be other ways you can confirm your identity. Learn about acceptable forms of ID, check for updates and learn more about your state's ID laws here:

    Florida VoteRiders
  • How do I find out where I go to vote?

    As we get closer to in-person early voting, our Make a Plan tool will have up-to-date information from every state on your voting locations (and ballot drop locations).

WHAT’S ON MY BALLOT?

Use our voter guide to see who and what will be on the ballot when you vote. States are finalizing who and what are on your ballot this year. You can use this tool to check and see if your ballot is available. Your full ballot will be available by October 8.

Races To Watch

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Resources

  • If you run into any issues while voting, call 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683), a voter hotline is monitored 24/7/365 with voting experts who are ready to field questions pertaining to felon disenfranchisement, voter purging, poll worker misconduct, voter machines, accessibility, and more.

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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