How to Vote
Check Your Voter Status
Not sure if you’re registered to vote, or not sure where you are registered to vote? Click here to check your voter status!
Where To Get Registered
You can now get registered to vote online! Click here to access Florida’s online voter registration system. You can also use this link to update your address, name, and party affiliation. If you live in Orange County and prefer to update your address by phone or in person, you can contact the local Supervisor of Elections here.
Voter Registration Deadlines
July 30, 2018: Voter Registration and Political Party Change Deadline for August Primary October 9, 2018: Voter Registration and Political Party Change Deadline for November General
When to Vote?
There are two upcoming elections:
- the August 28th Primary Election and
- the November 6th General Election
You can view all of the Election dates, including early voting dates, at this link.
We are including the dates for you to see below too:
Early Voting Dates for the August Primary Election: August 17th – August 26th
Early Voting Dates for the November General Election: To be formally announced by Supervisor of Elections soon.
If you vote by mail, you’ll be able to mail your ballot back once you receive it!
How and Where To Vote?
There are three main ways to vote:
If you are unable to go to an early voting site or to the polling place on Election Day you may request a Vote By Mail (VBM) ballot. Your request for a VBM ballot must be received in the Elections Office no later than the sixth day prior to the election. The vote-by-mail ballot packet will include instructions on how to mark your ballot, how to complete the required voter’s certificate, and how to properly return your ballot to the elections office. The deadline to return Voted ballots to the Elections Office is no later than 7:00 p.m. election night for it to be counted.
Request a Vote-by-Mail ballot today:
- By Phone – Call (407) 836-2070
- By Internet – Make your request online
- By Fax or Mail – send your name, residential address, mailing address (if any), date of birth, signature, and election(s) for which you are requesting a ballot to (407) 254-6598 or P.O. Box 562001, Orlando, FL 32856-2001.
- By Designee – Beginning five days prior to an election, you may designate in writing someone to pick up your vote-by-mail ballot from the elections office. Your written request must include the information outlined above. The designee must show photo identification and may pick up ballots for no more than two non-family members.
Early voting is another great option, especially if you prefer to cast your ballot in person before Election Day. Early voting will begin 10-15 days prior to an election. Pay special attention to the locations, dates, and hours of operation. Please bring photo and signature identification. Click here for more in-depth information on early voting and visit the Supervisor of Elections website for up-to-date information on locations, dates, and hours.
The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. On Election Day you are required to vote in the polling place location assigned to the precinct where you live. You are also required to bring both photo and signature identification with you. You can view a list of acceptable forms of identification here. Click here to find your polling location.
Get To Know the Constitutional Amendments
Thirteen proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution will be on the November 6th ballot — this is actually nine more than appeared on the 2016 ballot! However, voters will face more questions than is apparent because several amendments are being bundled into one, a decision made by Florida’s Constitutional Review Commission (CRC). You can learn more about the CRC here, and learn from the League of Women Voters of Florida perspectives on how to vote on these amendments too. We cannot stress enough the importance of voting this year, and the importance of voting on these Constitutional Amendments too.
Have More Questions?
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