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.

Most voters do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail.

These voter ID rules are in addition to the requirements for proving your identity and residency when you register to vote. Learn more

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use an ID issued by another state

Is student ID accepted?

Sometimes!
You can use a student ID, but each county determines the validity if it doesn’t have an expiration date.

Is an expired ID accepted?

No!
You must use a current photo ID

COVID-19 UPDATE

During the COVID-19 pandemic, certain rules regarding ID may be relaxed both for absentee voting and voting in person. To check what is required for you, contact your county Supervisor of Elections’ office.

Any registered Florida voter may vote by mail. No excuse is required.

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 (county determines validity if there is no expiration date)
  • Retirement center ID
  • Neighborhood association ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Veterans health ID card
  • 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 above photo ID has no signature, be prepared with additional ID that does have signature.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. You may also hear it called a “gold star” ID.

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

If you are a registered voter and don’t bring an acceptable ID to the polling place, you may vote a provisional ballot.

Your signature on the provisional ballot certificate will be compared with your signature on file to determine if your ballot counts.

If your signature on the Provisional Ballot Certificate is not verified, you can fix it by submitting a Provisional Ballot Cure Affidavit to the Supervisor of Elections no later than 5 PM on the second day after the election.

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

All FLHSMV offices were closed for two months and are still very backed up. Offices are now open by appointment only.

You may be able to replace or renew your Florida driver’s license or state ID online.

Florida ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

During the COVID-19 pandemic, certain rules regarding ID may be relaxed both for absentee voting and voting in person. To check what is required for you, contact your county Supervisor of Elections’ office.

Any registered Florida voter may vote by mail. No excuse is required.

You do not need a copy of your ID to vote by mail in Florida.

BUT: 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any registered Florida voter may vote by mail. No excuse is required.

No! Unless you are voting in a federal election for the first time in Florida.

Learn more about federal ID requirements for first-time voters.

If you need a copy and don’t have the means to print one: Get free help printing a copy of your ID.

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

A confirmation form accompanying the letter must be returned to the county clerk and recorder within eight days after Election Day for your ballot to count.

You may cure your ballot signature defect until 5 p.m. on the second day after the election.