Florida ID requirements for voting by mail

COVID-19 Advisory: 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. Requests for vote-by mail ballot must be received by county Supervisors of Elections by 5 p.m on on August 8. Completed ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on August 18.

Who is eligible to vote by mail?

Any registered voter is permitted to vote-by-mail under Florida law. No excuse is required.

 

First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
  • If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
  • If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).

Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are

Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.

Do you need to submit ID with your vote-by-mail ballot request?

No. Unless you are a first-time voter – see section above.

Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?

No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.

Last update: April 15, 2020

Hannah Piercey

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