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Frequently Asked Questions: Voting in Person

DO I NEED A REAL ID TO VOTE?

You do not need a “REAL ID” to vote in Florida.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a gold star if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law. You may also hear it called a “gold star” ID.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PRESENT ID AT MY POLLING PLACE?

Registered Florida voters must show ID at the polls to vote.

If you are a registered voter and do not present an acceptable ID at the polling place, you may vote a provisional ballot.

To determine if your ballot counts, your signature on the Provisional Ballot Certificate will be compared with your signature on file when you cast your provisional ballot.

If your signature on the Provisional Ballot Certificate is not verified, you can cure the deficiency by presenting evidence to the Supervisor of Elections sufficient to verify the authenticity of your Florida driver license number, your Florida identification card number, OR the last four digits of your social security number. You must verify your identity no later than 5 PM on the second day after the election. Find your local county supervisor of elections.

ARE DMV OFFICES OPEN IN FLORIDA?

Registered Florida voters must show ID at the polls to vote.

All FLHSMV offices were closed for two months and are still very backed up. Offices are now open by appointment only.

You may be able to replace or renew your Florida driver’s license or state ID online.

Florida ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any registered Florida voter may vote by mail. No excuse is required.

You may need to provide identification information when you apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.

If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Florida, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Voting by Mail

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE BY MAIL IN FLORIDA?

Any registered Florida voter may vote by mail. No excuse is required.

DO I NEED TO INCLUDE ID WITH MY VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT APPLICATION?

You or your Designee may request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to your address that is on file in the Florida Voter Registration System. You can make this request:

  • by signed writing (e.g., mail, fax, or scanned attachment to an email) to the Supervisor of Elections
  • in person at the Supervisor of Elections’ office
  • by telephone to the Supervisor of Elections’ office

You must provide your full name, home address, date of birth, and (again) signature if your request is in writing.

You will also need to provide your Florida driver license number, your Florida ID card number, or the last four digits of your social security number – whichever
may be verified in the election supervisor’s records.

Your Designee must:

  • be an immediate family member or legal guardian
    AND
  • state their relationship to you along with their name, address, and FL driver license number, FL state ID card number, or the last four digits of their social security number (if available).

Unless you are an absent uniformed service voter or an overseas voter seeking a vote-by-mail ballot, if you request that your ballot be mailed to an address other than your address on file in the Florida Voter Registration System, your request must be:

  • made in writing
  • signed by you
  • include your Florida driver license, your Florida ID card number, or the last four digits of your social security number.

DO IN NEED TO INCLUDE ID WITH MY VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT?

No, but the signature on your vote-by-mail ballot must match your signature on file with the state.

CAN I FIX MY MAIL-IN BALLOT IF IT IS REJECTED?

If the signature on your vote-by-mail ballot is missing or does not match your signature on file, you must be notified as soon as it is practical via first class mail (unless it is one day before the election), email, text message, or telephone.

You must submit, by 5 PM on the 2nd day after the election, a cure affidavit, along with a copy of your ID, to your county supervisor of elections in order for your ballot to count. Find your local county supervisor of elections.

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