State law (section 101.043, Florida Statutes) requires a person to bring photo and signature identification when they vote in person. For more information on acceptable forms of voter ID, please visit our Identification Requirements page.
On Election Day, the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Registered voters are required to vote at the assigned precinct of his/her legal residence. Use our Precinct Finder to locate a precinct or call (239) 252-VOTE for more information.
Access to the polls:
In accordance with Florida Statute 102.031(3), the only persons allowed inside the polling place during the voting hours include:
Persons there to vote, persons in care of a voter, or persons caring for such voter
In accordance with Florida Statute 101.131, official poll watchers who are approved by the Supervisor of Elections
The Supervisor of Elections and/or elections staff
Law enforcement/emergency service personnel (if needed)
Assistance in Voting
Florida Statute 101.051 prohibits anyone from being with the voter when they cast their vote unless the voter has previously requested a need for assistance.
If not previously identified as requiring assistance, the voter must complete an affidavit before anyone will be permitted to accompany the voter into the voting booth.
If the voter does not bring a person to provide assistance, two election workers of different political affiliations may accompany the elector to the voting booth.
FL is a Closed Primary State
Florida is a Closed Primary State. This means that only voters who are registered members of a political party may vote for their respective party’s candidates in a Primary Election. Voters without party affiliation are not eligible to vote for party candidates and voters who belong to a minor party can only vote for party candidates if those candidates are on the ballot in accordance with Florida Statute 101.021.
To make changes to their party affiliation, voters must notify the Supervisor of Elections office by completing and signing a new voter registration application form or other signed written notice that contains your date of birth or voter registration number. You cannot change your party at the polling place. To be eligible for a Primary Election, a party change must be made at least 29 days before the Primary Election as addressed in Florida Statute 97.1031.
A provisional ballot is an alternative voting method for a voter whose eligibility is in question or cannot be verified at their polling site. Provisional ballots help protect against voter fraud and are governed by state law (see F.S. 101.048). For more information about provisional ballots, visit our Provisional Voting page.
Voter's Rights & Responsibilities
VOTER’S BILL OF RIGHTS
Each registered voter in this state has the right to:
1. Vote and have his or her vote accurately counted.
2. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the official closing of the polls in that county.
3. Ask for and receive assistance in voting.
4. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast.
5. An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question.
6. If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot.
7. Written instructions to use when voting, and, upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections officers.
8. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person.
9. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast.
Each registered voter in this state should:
1. Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues.
2. Maintain with the office of the supervisor of elections a current address.
3. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation.
4. Bring proper identification to the polling station.
5. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct.
6. Treat precinct workers with courtesy.
7. Respect the privacy of other voters.
8. Report any problems or violations of election laws to the supervisor of elections.
9. Ask questions, if needed.
10. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station.