Florida

Voters in Florida need to show photo ID to confirm their identity when they vote in person. If you don’t have an acceptable photo ID, there may be other ways you can confirm your identity.

You must provide identification information when you apply for a vote-by-mail ballot and a copy of an accepted ID when you return your vote-by-mail ballot.

Florida ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID

You can use the following photo IDs if they are unexpired and include your signature:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida state ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement center ID
  • Neighborhood association ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Veterans health ID card issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • License to carry concealed weapon or firearm
  • Employee photo ID card issued by Federal Government, State of Florida, county, municipality or other entity of Florida

If your photo ID has no signature, be prepared with an additional ID that does have your signature.

If you do not bring proper 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 if the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registered Florida voters must show ID at the polls to vote.

If you are a registered voter and do not present an acceptable ID at the polling place, you may vote a provisional ballot.

To determine if your ballot will be counted, your signature on the Provisional Ballot Certificate will be compared with your signature on your voter registration file.

If your signature on the Provisional Ballot Certificate does not match, you can still have your ballot counted if you present evidence to the Supervisor of Elections of your Florida driver license number, your Florida identification card number, OR the last four digits of your social security number. You must prove your identity no later than 5 PM on the second day after the election. Find your local county supervisor of elections.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

 

 

You do not need a “REAL ID” to vote in Florida.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a gold star if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

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No. Florida has not indicated that you are allowed to show a copy of your ID on an electronic device.

If you register to vote in Florida for the first time and do not have a social security number, a current and valid Florida driver license, or a current and valid Florida identification card you will be required to provide identification.

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID 

Must contain your name, photo and not be expired:

  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Concealed weapon license 
  • Employee ID issued by the Federal Government, the state of Florida, a county, or a municipality

Must contain your name and your current residence address:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document (excluding a voter information ID card)

You do not need to show ID if you are in one of the following categories:

  • Over age 65
  • Have a temporary or permanent physical disability
  • A member of the military or merchant marine or their spouse or dependent and serving outside the United States
  • Living outside of the United States and eligible to vote in Florida

Florida ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

You must provide identification information when you apply for a vote-by-mail ballot and a copy of an accepted ID when you return your vote-by-mail ballot.

If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Florida, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

Learn more about voting by mail from the Florida Division of Elections.

Frequently Asked Questions

 No excuse is required to vote by mail in Florida.

You may request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to your address that is on file in the Florida Voter Registration System. 

You can make this request in person at the Supervisor of Elections’ office, by telephone, in writing or through the Supervisor’s website. The state of Florida plans to issue a uniform vote by mail ballot application form.

To make this request, you must provide your full name, home address, date of birth, and signature if your request is in writing.

You will also need to provide your Florida driver license number, your Florida ID card number, or the last four digits of your social security number.

You may have an immediate family member or legal guardian submit the request on your behalf. 

The deadline to submit a request for a mail ballot is 5 p.m local time on the 12th day before an upcoming election.

For more information on requesting a vote by mail ballot go here.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

No. However the signature on your vote-by-mail ballot must match your signature on file with the state.

If you fail to sign your vote-by-mail ballot or your signature does not match you will have to fill out a form (called an affidavit) and provide a copy of your ID to have your ballot counted. For more information see the FAQ “Can you fix your mail in ballot if it is rejected?”

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help getting an ID.

If the signature on your vote-by-mail ballot is missing or does not match your signature on file, the county supervisor of elections is required to let you know as soon as possible via mail (unless it is one day before the election), email, text message, or phone.

To fix your signature problem and have your ballot counted, you must submit a completed cure affidavit, along with a copy of your ID by 5 PM on the 2nd day after the election. You may submit these documents to your county supervisor of elections by mail (if time permits), email (with the documents as attachments), fax, or in person. Find your local county supervisor of elections.

You can use one of the following types of ID to cure your mail-in-ballot:

Must contain your name and photo

  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Concealed weapon license
  • Employee ID issued by the Federal Government, the state of Florida, a county, or a municipality

Must contain your name and your current residence address:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document (excluding a voter information ID card)

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions, need help getting a copy of your ID or need free help getting an ID.


 

Watch: “Voter ID in Florida – What You Need to Know”

 

 


 

FLORIDA DIVISION OF ELECTIONS