Voter ID in Florida


What is your plan for voting?

Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.



Voting by Mail

Any registered Floridian can choose to vote by mail. You don’t have to give a reason for not voting in person.


Requesting Your Ballot

You have to request a mail ballot from your local Supervisor of Elections. You can have an immediate family member or legal guardian request a ballot on your behalf.

Your request can be made in person, over the phone, or sent by mail, email, or fax.

Voters with disabilities have the option of requesting an accessible absentee ballot. This option allows you to mark your ballot using an electronic device, but it cannot be returned online. Each county has its own system for electronic ballots.

Application Info

Your request needs to include the following:

  • name
  • home address
  • date of birth
  • signature (written requests only)

You will also need to give one of the following:

  • Florida driver’s license or state ID number
  • Last four digits of your social security number.

If someone is requesting the ballot for you, they will also need to give their name, address, driver’s license number (if available), relationship to you, and signature (written requests only).


Returning Your Ballot

You do not need to include an ID with your completed ballot.

Florida only allows military and overseas voters to return their ballots online.


Voting in Person

You will be asked to show a photo ID to vote in Florida.

These photo IDs work if they have your signature and are not expired:

  • Florida driver’s license or ID
  • US passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement center ID
  • Neighborhood association ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Veterans health ID card from the US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • License to carry concealed weapon or firearm
  • Employee ID card issued by US, Florida, or local government

If your photo ID doesn’t have your signature, make sure you also bring another ID with your signature on it.

If you don’t have ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if you’re an eligible voter, voting in the the right place, and the signature on your provisional ballot matches the one from your voter registration file.



Page Updated: August 2023