Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.
Any registered Floridian can choose to vote by mail. You don’t have to give a reason for not voting in person.
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.
Your request needs to include the following:
You will also need to give one of the following:
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).
You need to include one of these with your completed ballot:
ID with name and photo:
Document with your name and your current address:
Florida only allows military and overseas voters to return their ballots online.
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:
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