2016 Florida Election Guide


News 6 wants to make it easy for you to register to vote in the 2016 election year.

Below is a county-by-county guide for information on how to register, where to vote and some key things you need to know about the Florida Presidential Election.

For more information on how to register to vote and other information, visit http://yourvoteflorida.com/

Dates to remember:

Florida General Election: Nov. 8. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting:

  • Orange County: Oct .24- Nov. 6, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.  More info
  • Flagler County: Oct. 24 - Nov. 5, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. More info
  • Volusia County: Oct. 24-Nov. 5, Mon. - Sat. 7 a.m -7 p.m. More info
  • Brevard County: Oct. 24-Nov. 5, M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-4 p.m. More info.
  • Seminole County: Oct. 24-Nov. 6, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More info
  • Osceola County: Oct. 24-Nov. 6, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. More info
  • Marion County: Oct. 24-Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  More info
  • Sumter County: Oct. 25-Nov. 5, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. More info
  • Lake County: Oct. 24 - Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More info

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Am I eligible to vote?

In order to register to vote, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America (a lawful permanent resident is not a U.S. citizen for registration and voting purposes)
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Be at least 18 years old (although you may preregister if you are 16)
  • Not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having had your voting rights restored
  • Not have been convicted of a felony in Florida, or any other state, without your civil rights having been restored
  • Provide your current and valid Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not have a current and valid Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of the above, check the appropriate box provided on the voter registration application.

What to know about the Constitutional amendments on the Florida ballot

Amendment 1: Consumer Rights Regarding Solar Energy Amendment

Amendment 2: Legalization of Medical Marijuana Amendment

Amendment 3: Tax Exemption for Permanently and Totally Disabled First Responders Amendment

Amendment 5: Homestead Tax Exemption for Seniors Amendment