The last day to register to vote online in Florida is Monday, October 5, 2020. If you haven’t registered to vote, here are some helpful tips to make sure you have a voting plan in place.
For the November 3, 2020, general election in Florida
- All voters must be registered to cast a ballot. Make sure you’re registered, here.
- All voters can vote by mail.
- Early voting locations are open before Election Day.
- Polling places are open on Election Day.
- All voters are asked to show a photo ID.
The last day to register to vote online in Florida is Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.
Florida does not offer registration on Election Day.
Healthy Voting tips
Voting by mail is a healthy option because it lets you maintain physical distance and helps reduce crowding at in-person voting centers.
If you go out to vote, whether to drop off a ballot or vote in person, follow these common-sense precautions:
- Wear a mask or other face covering.
- Maintain a physical distance of six feet to protect yourself, election workers, and other voters.
- Before and after voting, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Or, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
If you are sick or concerned that you have been exposed to the coronavirus, seek medical care. If you don’t have an absentee ballot, contact your local election office for guidance about your voting options.
You can register online to vote + find voter registration paperwork throughout the county, including city halls, libraries, and chambers of commerce.
Voting by mail
How to get your ballot: All voters can request a mail-in ballot.
The deadline to request a ballot is October 24, 2020.
The U.S. Postal Service recommends requesting a ballot as soon as possible, no later than October 19.
- Request a ballot online.
- Download, print, and mail a request form.
- Download and email a request form.
- Call or visit your local elections office.
Polk County: https://www.polkelections.com/Mail-in-Ballot-Request-Form
How to return your ballot
Drop it off in person:
- At a secure ballot drop-off location
- At an early voting location
- Put it in your own mailbox for the mail carrier to collect.
- Put it in a post office blue mailbox.
- Take it to a post office.
Make sure your ballot counts! Remember…
- Be sure to sign the declaration on the return envelope.
- Seal the inner and outer envelopes.
- Closely follow all instructions to ensure your ballot is counted.
- Return your ballot promptly. Postmarks don’t count!