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Active Registered Voters as of 09/01/2014
Democratic: 304,155
Republican: 243,473
Other: 211,825
Total: 759,453

Election Day Voting

Your Precinct and Polling Place:

Your precinct number and polling place address are printed on your voter information card. If your polling place is permanently changed, we will notify you of the new location by sending you an updated voter information card in the mail. All changes in polling place locations are published in the newspaper prior to an election.

On Election Day, you are required to vote in the precinct where you live. Your voter information card shows your precinct number, or you can use the Precinct Finder feature.  

What are the hours the polls are open?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. 

What type of ID do I need  in order to vote?

A photo and signature identification are required to vote a regular ballot in Florida. Voters without acceptable identification may still vote a provisional ballot, which will later be evaluated by a canvassing board for eligibility. To avoid delays at the polling place, voters should bring acceptable identification.

Acceptable valid and current forms of photo ID include:

  • Florida Driver License
  • Florida ID Card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • U.S. Passport
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement Center ID
  • Neighborhood Association ID
  • Public Assistance ID

When you arrive at the polls:

1.   Show your valid and current photo and signature ID.
2.   Sign the precinct register.
3.   Receive your paper ballot and proceed to a privacy booth.
4.   Using the black pen provided, completely fill in the oval next to each of your selections.
5.   Review your ballot.
6.   If you wish to make changes, request another ballot.
7.   If you are satisfied with your selections:
         o    Take your ballot to the optical scanner in the secrecy folder provided.
         o    Insert your ballot into the optical scan feeder.
         o    The scanner will record your votes and place your ballot into the locked ballot box.
         o    The scanner will alert you if your ballot appears blank or contains one or more over votes. 
                 - You will have the option to either vote the ballot as is, or make any changes.  
                 - The scanner will not alert voters to under votes.    

If you have any questions, ask a poll worker before you insert the ballot in the scanner. Once a ballot has been accepted, it cannot be retrieved.   

If you need assistance at any time during the voting process, ask a poll worker for assistance. They are trained to guide you through the process and answer your questions.


Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Written communications to or from the Supervisor of Elections regarding business constitute public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Therefore, your e-mail address and message may be subject to public disclosure.