1. Check online to see if you’re registered to vote in Florida:
Florida Voter Lookup
2. If you ARE already registered to vote skip to Step 3
If you ARE NOT yet registered to vote, Get registered before October 11 so you can vote in November.
To register for voting in the State of Florida:
- 2.a. Download and print a voter registration form using this link:
- 2.b. Fill in the application online and print, or fill the application in using a black ballpoint pen
- 2.b. 1 • Indicate whether this is a new registration, an update, or a request to replace your voter card, and confirm that you’re a US citizen
- 2.b. 2 • Confirm that you’re not a convicted felon, or if you’re, that your voting rights have been restored
- 2.b. 3 • Confirm that you have not been judged mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, or if you have, that your right to vote has been restored
- 2.b. 4 • Provide your date of birth
- 2.b. 5 • Provide your Florida driver’s license or Florida ID card number. If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
• If you don’t have a Florida driver’s license, Florida ID card, or Social Security number, check the box
- 2.b.s 6–7 • Provide your name and residential address
- 2.b. 8 • (If applicable) Provide your mailing address (if different)
- 2.b. 9 • (If applicable) Provide the address where you last registered to vote
- 2.b. 10 • Provide your former name (if it has changed); your gender; your state or country of birth; and telephone number (optional)
- 2.b. 11 • (Optional) Designate your political party affiliation and race/ethnicity
- 2.b. 12 • (If applicable) Indicate if you’re an active duty uniformed services or merchant marine member; the spouse or dependent of an active duty uniformed services or merchant marine member; or a US citizen living outside the US
- 2.b. 13 • (If applicable) Complete if you’ll need assistance with voting or if you’re interested in becoming a poll worker
- 2.b. 14 • Sign and date the application
- 2.b. 15 • If you’ve never voted in Florida, you must provide one of the following with your registration or when you vote:
Current photo ID, Current utility bill, Bank statement, Government check, Paycheck
Other government document showing your name and address
- 2.b.16 Send the form
Your completed application must be postmarked by Oct 11 and mailed to:
The Florida Division of Elections
Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
You can also submit the form to any County Supervisor of Elections, any Florida driver’s license office or tax collector’s office that issues driver’s licenses and/or Florida ID cards, any “voter registration agency” where you get services, any office that primarily serves persons with disabilities, any military recruitment office, or any public library.
3. Consider absentee voting before election day
Unexpected things come up. Lines can be long. Don’t take chances.
If You Want to Vote Early: Any voter registered in Florida can vote by absentee mail ballot.
- 3.a. Request your mail ballot
Apply for your mail ballot online, or request a ballot by contacting your County Supervisor of Elections by email, fax, mail, or phone. Here’s how to find them: //dos.elections.myflorida.com/supervisors/
Include the following information if you send it a written request:
Submit your request so it’s received no later than 5 PM on Nov 2.
- 3.b Vote
• Once you receive your mail ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and return envelope
• Attach a copy of an accepted ID, if required
• Mail your ballot to the address on the return envelope so it’s received no later than 7 PM on Election Day, Nov 8
• Check the status of your ballot on myflorida.com
If you’re not voting for the first time in Florida, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by mail
If you’re a first time Florida voter who registered by mail and you didn’t provide ID when you registered, you’ll need to provide a photocopy of one of the following forms of ID along with your mail ballot:
• A copy of a current photo ID
• A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address
4. Be An Informed Voter:
We won’t presume to tell you how to vote. We’re confident you will make the right choices if you get yourself informed. So much is at stake for LGBTQ Americans this year. The 2016 election will be critical for protecting the progress we’ve made on equality and for continued progression toward equality. So don’t stop at just the presidential race. Find out who is on the right side of our issues in your state and in your local community and support those candidates.
As information becomes available from HRC and other sources we will post it here for you to use as a resource:
HRC on Trump: //www.hrc.org/DumpTrump
HRC on Hillary: //www.hrc.org/hrc
HRC on Florida Issues: //www.hrc.org/local-issues/florida