Upcoming Elections

There are no state-wide elections in Florida in 2021.

St. Petersburg Primary Election- Aug 24, 2021
Ocala Municipal Election- Sept 21, 2021
St. Petersburg, Miami, Orlando, and Hialeah General Elections- Nov 2, 2021

There is a special Congressional election in District 20 on January 11, 2022

Election Rules

Voter Registration Deadline: 29 days before Election Day in-person, online, or by mail.

Early Voting in Florida runs from at least 10 days before the election to 3 days before the election, varies by county. Find your early voting location here.

Florida’s Address Confidentiality Program for survivors of domestic violence and stalking also allows for protected voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: Felons, except for those convicted of murder or felony sexual offense, must complete all aspects of their probation or parole, and pay all fines and fees before they can get their voting rights restored. Those convicted of murder or felony sexual offense must petition the governor for the restoration of rights.

ID Requirements for Voting: Photo ID requested, if no ID is shown, voters may cast provisional ballots which will be counted after registration is verified by the board of elections, no further proof is needed.

Absentee Voting: Any voter can download an application online for a mail-in ballot, no excuse is required. Voters must provide their driver’s license number, state ID number, or last four numbers of their social security number on their application. The application must be received 10 days before the election, whether applying in-person, online, or by-mail. The completed ballot must be received by 7pm on Election Day. View the instructions and download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Florida ranks 24th in the country for the representation of women in the State Legislature.

Florida Congressional Delegation

Florida State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Florida had lower voter turnout than the United States overall in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size