FLORIDA Voter ID Information

Registered Florida voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you have the right to present written evidence supporting your right to vote by not later than 5 p.m. on second day following the election. Otherwise, signature matching will determine if your ballot will be counted.

VoteRiders provides free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID, including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN FLORIDA

Current ID with photo & signature:
  • FL driver license or FL 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
  • License to carry concealed weapon or firearm
  • Employee ID card issued by entity of Federal Government, or of FL, county, or municipality

*County determines validity if no expiration date

If above photo ID has no signature: need additional ID with signature

Provisional ballot counts if signature matches voter registration record

 

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.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

No! Florida only accepts a Florida driver's license or Florida state ID card.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Florida accepts student ID, but each county determines its validity if there is no expiration date.

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