Here’s when the general election registration deadline is for Florida residents

Oct. 11 is deadline to register to vote in-person and online

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ORLANDO, Fla. – As the Nov. 8 general election approaches, the state of Florida has important deadlines in place to make sure each vote is counted.

To submit an online application, you will need your Florida driver’s license or Florida identification card issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.

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  • Oct. 11 is the deadline to register to vote in-person at a local election office or online
  • Oct. 29 is the deadline to request a ballot
  • Nov. 8 is the deadline to return a ballot in person
  • Nov. 8 is the deadline to have your ballot received by mail
  • Nov. 8 in-person voting
  • Early voting – varies by location

To be eligible to vote in Florida you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A legal resident of Florida
  • A legal resident of the county in which you seek to be registered
  • At least 16 years old to preregister or 18 years old to register and vote
  • Not be a person who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored; and,
  • Not be a person convicted of a felony without having your right to vote restored.

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