Registered Voters as of 10/30/2014 Democrat: 546,858 Republican: 236,446 Other: 287,390 Total: 1,070,694

Voter Registration FAQ

Questions

 

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Who can register to vote?
You must be a U.S. citizen. You must be a Florida resident. There is no specific time requirement to live in Florida to be considered a permanent resident. You must be at least 18 years old (you may also preregister if you are 16 or 17 years old but you cannot vote until you are 18).
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Who cannot register to vote?
Anyone who does not meet the requirements for registration; Anyone declared mentally incompetent that has not had his/her competency restored; Anyone convicted of a felony that has not had his/her civil rights restored.
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How do I register to vote?
Registering to vote is a right. It is available to all persons who meet the requirements. In Broward County there are many agencies where you can register or get registration forms. If you need more information regarding the closest agency, or to obtain a form by mail, contact our office any weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., at (954) 357-7050.

You may also register to vote at any of the following "official voter registration" locations.

  • Florida Driver License Office
  • County or City Public Library 
  • State agency providing public assistance 
  • State agency that provides services to disabled persons
  • Armed Forces Recruiting Office

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What are the Voter Registration Deadlines (Book Closings)?
New Florida voters must be registered at least 29 days before an election, to vote in that election.
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Are there deadlines at registration sites?
New applications must be turned in at the registration site at least 29 days before an election in order to meet the book closing deadline. 
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What is the Voter Registration Deadline by Mail?
New applications must be postmarked at least 29 days before an election in order to vote in that election.
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Are there deadlines at the Elections Department?
Applications must be delivered to the Elections Department at least 29 days in advance of the election satisfy the book closing deadline.
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What information must be provided on the application for the registration application to be valid?
Full Name, Date of Birth, Address of Legal Residence (address where you live), Florida Drivers License number or Florida ID card, or the last four digits of Social Security number and signature. Also, questions 2, 3, &4 on the application indicating that you are a U.S. citizen; not a convicted felon, or if you are, your voting rights have been restored, and you have not been judged to be mentally incapacitated, or if you have, your competency has been restored.
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What happens if I do not make an entry in the party affiliation section of the application?
If you leave this section blank you will be registered without party affiliation. The Supervisor will notify you by mail that you have been registered without party affiliation with instructions on how to designate a party affiliation if desired. Florida is a "closed primary state." If you wish to be eligible to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary elections in Florida, you must be registered with that political party at least 29 days in advance of the election.
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What do I do if I cannot sign my name on the application?
Place your mark or an "X" in the signature box.
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Do I have to re-register to vote before each election?
No.
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Do I have to register somewhere else for city elections?
No, there is one central voter roll in each county that is used for all city, county, state and national elections. You must live within the political boundaries of
a city to vote that city's election.
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After completing a voter registration application, when will I receive my voter information card?
Normally, you will receive your card within three weeks after the application is received by the Supervisor of Elections office.
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What do I do if I have moved?
If you are already registered to vote in Broward County, fill out the back portion of your voter information card or complete a Florida Voter Registration Application Form.  You can also download a form from our web site (see Register To Vote), fill it out, sign it, and mail it to our office.  You can also send a request in writing that includes your signature.
If you are moving from another state or county (other than Broward), you MUST complete a Florida Voter Registration Application Form and mail it to the Supervisor of Elections office.  You can download the form from our web site (see Register To Vote) or pick up a form at any "official voter registration" location.
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What do I do if I have a change in my Name or Party Affiliation?
You must complete a Florida Voter Registration Application Form and mail it to the Supervisor of Elections office.  You can download a form on-line (see Register To Vote), or pick up a form at any "official voter registration" location.
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What do I do if I need another voter information card?
Call or email your Supervisor of Elections office and request a replacement voter information card. location.
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