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Key Dates and Deadlines

Mon, Oct. 5: Voter Registration Deadline
Mon, Oct. 19: Early Voting Begins
Sat, Oct. 24: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Tues, Nov. 3: In-Person Voting
Fri, Nov. 13: Absentee/Mail-In Delivered By Date

Register to Vote

Mon, Oct. 5: Voter Registration Deadline
Register to vote or check your registration status.

Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Sat, Oct. 24: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline

Mon, Nov. 2: Absentee/Mail-In Postmark by Date

Fri, Nov. 13: Absentee/Mail-In Delivered By Date


1. Request an absentee ballot. Print it out, sign it and mail the request form back to your county board of elections.

2. Receive your ballot in the mail.

3. Fill your ballot out. You can mail it back or deliver it in person to your local county elections board.

Early In-Person Voting

Tue, Oct. 19: Early Voting Begins

Eligible voters may vote early at any location, during early voting hours, prior to Election Day.

In-person Voting

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

You need to bring ID. If you don't, you can request a provisional ballot. (ID rules may vary for absentee ballots and first-time voters.) See more options by visiting your county board of elections office or website.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I mail back or return my ballot?

Ballots returned before polls close on Election Day will still be counted, as will ballots mailed back and postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. Don't forget: Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

What are my other voting options?

Any eligible voter can also vote early in-person at your county board of elections, starting on Oct. 19.

You will need to show ID to vote in Florida. That includes an unexpired driver's license or state ID card, a military ID, a U.S.-issued photo ID that shows your name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows your name and current address.

If you do not have a valid ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

Click here to learn how to vote if you are a member of the armed forces or are otherwise overseas.