Florida ID requirements for vote-by-mail ballots

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

  • Any registered voter is permitted to vote-by-mail under Florida law.
  • A member of the voter's immediate family or legal guardian may also request a vote-by-mail ballot for a voter, if directly instructed to do so by the voter.
  • Any voter may designate in writing a person to pick up the ballot for the elector; however, the person designated may not pick up more than two vote-by-mail ballots per election, other than the designee’s own ballot, except that additional ballots may be picked up for members of the designee's immediate family. Section 101.62, Florida Statutes

Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?

First-time FL voters who did not meet the federal ID requirements when registering to vote must include one of the following:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo ID (Florida driver's license, state ID card, U.S. passport, student ID, employee ID, military ID)
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot must match the voter registration signature.

If you registered to vote by mail and are voting by absentee ballot in your first federal election, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID or document bearing your name and residence address in the envelope with your voted ballot.

last update: March 18, 2020

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