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FLORIDA ELECTIONS 2022:

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REGISTERING AND VOTING

Voting in local, state, and national elections is fundamental to our democracy. The leaders we elect make decisions that affect us and our jobs, healthcare, energy costs, education, and more.

Following proper procedures for registering and voting ensures your vote is counted and your voice is heard!

FLORIDA ELECTIONS 2022: KEY ELECTION DATES AND DEADLINE

Election
Day

 

November 8

Voter Registration Deadline

(29 days before Election Day)

October 11

Deadline to request a ballot be mailed to you

(10 days before Election Day)

 

October 29 at 5 p.m.

Deadline to return your completed mail ballot

7 p.m. on Election Day*

November 8 

 

*Must be received by local Supervisor of Elections Office by this date and time.

THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO VOTE IN FLORIDA:

  • Voting in person on Election Day

  • Early in-person voting

  • Voting by mail

There are 3 ways to vote in Florida:

  • Voting in person on election day
  • Early in-person voting
  • Voting by mail

Make your plan now

Voting In Person on Election Day

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

  • NOTE: If you have any difficulty voting, please contact 866-687-8683. This hotline is staffed with trained volunteers who are able to assist voters and may contact volunteer voter assistance attorneys for additional guidance.

2022 Florida Election Information

How To Address Misinformation

Early In-Person Voting

Voting early is just like voting in person on Election Day, but early! However, early voting locations are different from Election Day voting locations. Find locations and hours on your local Supervisor of Elections website or by calling their office. Click here to access your local Supervisor of Elections’ website.

Vote-by-Mail

Any Floridian registered to vote is eligible to vote-by-mail (VBM).

A vote-by-mail ballot can be requested from your local Supervisor of Elections online, by phone, by email, or in person. Click here request yours today!

You may still VOTE EARLY or VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, but requesting your VBM ballot now ensures your voice will be heard, regardless of how things change.,

Due to recently passed laws in Florida, vote-by-mail ballot requests must be made every two years. Mail ballot requests are only good through the next regularly scheduled federal general election (i.e., the next midterm or presidential election). However, mail ballot requests submitted before May 6, 2021 are valid through the end of the 2022 calendar year, even if they were requested before the 2020 presidential.

Additionally, mail ballot requests must include identification. When requesting or renewing a mail-in ballot, voters must provide a Florida driver’s license number, a Florida ID card number, or the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number. If it is an original request, it is recommended that voters should give both their driver’s license number and last four digits of their SSN so when they renew, they will give a number on file with SOE and avoid potential problems. Renewal requests can no longer be made by checkmark on the back of VBM ballots.

If you VOTE BY MAIL, be timely and track your ballot. You may return your vote-by-mail ballot by mail or in person. If you plan to mail from within Florida, please allow at least a week for your ballot to reach your Supervisor of Elections office. It may take longer if mailing from outside of Florida.

Update Your Signature

When you vote by mail, your signature on the outside of the ballot certificate envelope needs to match the signature that is on file with the elections office. In order to ensure your vote-by-mail ballot is accepted, contact your local Supervisor of Elections to confirm and update your signature as soon as possible. Click here to find your Supervisor of Elections’ website.

One may update their signature by completing a new voter registration application. It is recommended that if you do this, you take a picture of your signature to ensure your signature matches in future elections.

Update Your Signature

When you vote by mail, your signature on the outside of the ballot certificate envelope needs to match the signature that is on file with the elections office. In order to ensure your vote by mail ballot is accepted, contact your local Supervisor of Elections to confirm and update your signature as soon as possible. Click this link to find your SOE office.

You can update your signature by completing another voter registration application. It is recommended that you take a picture of your signature for your Vote By Mail ballot, so that you can make sure your signature matches in future elections.

Drop Boxes are now called Secure Ballot Intake Stations

Secure Ballot Intake Stations (formally known as drop boxes) are now only available during regular business hours during early voting periods. Click here to find out where local Secure Ballot Intake Stations are in your county.

Drop Boxes are now called Secure Ballot Intake Stations

The VBM Secure Ballot Intake Stations (used to be called drop boxes) are now only available during regular business hours during Early voting days. They are monitored by SOE employees. Please check with your local SOE’s office to get more specifics.

Assisting a Voter by delivering their VBM ballot

Due to a recently enacted law in Florida, there are now limits on the number of ballots that a volunteer can return for voters that are not family members. A violation of this law is now a felony.

Any single person can only deliver up to 2 ballots per election from non-family members. In this regard, the state of Florida defines the term “immediate family” means a person’s spouse or parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling of the person or the person’s spouse.

Assisting a Voter by delivering their VBM ballot

Remember that there are now limits on the number of VBM ballots that a volunteer can return for voters that are not family members. A person can only deliver up to 2 VBM ballots per election from non-family members. The definition of family members can be found here___________. A violation of this law is now a felony.   

Tracking Your Vote by Mail Ballot

If you VOTE BY MAIL, be timely and track your ballot. It’s easy.

Any voter who has requested a mail ballot can track online the status of their ballot through a link within the Division of Elections’ Voter Information Lookup.

Voters can also track status of their mail ballot through their county Supervisor of Elections office. Click here to find a voterSupervisor of Elections’ website

Remember, your mail ballot must be RECEIVED by your SOE office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. An Election Day postmark is NOT adequate and the ballot will be rejected.

The 2020 election numbers in Florida showed a dramatic decrease in rejected ballots, but most of the issues with ballots not being counted in 2020 were with mail ballots. Statewide, at least 14,000 mail ballots were rejected for signature issues or missed deadlines. The primary signature issue was voters not signing the outside of the mailing envelope.

Tracking Your Vote by Mail Ballot

If you VOTE BY MAIL, be timely and track your ballot. It’s easy.

Any voter who has requested a VBM ballot can track online the status of his or her ballot through a link within the Division of Elections’ Voter Information Lookup.

Voters can track status of their mail ballot through their county Supervisor of Elections office. Click here to find a voterSupervisor of Elections’ website. On the home or voting page there will be a Track Your Ballot” option.

Remember, your mail ballot must be RECEIVED by your SOE office by 7 p.m. on Election Day. An Election Day postmark is NOT adequate and the ballot will be rejected.

The 2020 election numbers in Florida showed a dramatic decrease in rejected ballots, but most of the issues with ballots not being counted in 2020 were with mail ballots [M1] . Statewide, at least 14,000 mail ballots were rejected for signature issues or missed deadlines. The primary signature issue was voters not signing the outside of the mailing envelope.

Vote-by-Mail Send Deadlines 2022

You can request your vote-by-mail ballot now for the August primary and November general election. Ballots will not be mailed until the mandated dates below. For vote-by-mail ballot requests on record, state law requires that the ballots be sent during specified timeframes.

For domestic voters, the send periods for 2022 are:

  • General Election: September 29 – October 6

For absent stateside and overseas uniformed service member and overseas civilian voters, the send periods for 2022 are:

  • General Election: September 24

Vote-by-Mail Send Deadlines 2022

You can request your VBM ballot now for the August 23rd primary and November election. But the ballot will not be mailed until mandated dates. For vote-by-mail ballot requests on record, state law requires that the ballots be sent during specified timeframes.

For domestic voters, the send periods for 2022 are:

  • Primary Election: July 14 – July 21
  • General Election: September 29 – October 6

For absent stateside and overseas uniformed service member and overseas civilian voters, the send periods for 2022 are:

  • Primary Election: July 9
  • General Election: September 24

Register, Be Informed, and Vote

VOTE411 is an award-winning entity created by of the League of Women Voters Education Fund. The one stop website is committed to providing voters with one-stop-shop nonpartisan information for general and state-specific elections. VOTE411 includes race descriptions, location specific voting information and candidate questionnaires.

*Note: The League of Women Voters of Florida expects all races and candidate questionnaire responses for the November 2022 ballot to appear within the “Find What’s On Your Ballot” section of VOTE411.org no later than September 21, 2022.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA GUIDE TO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS FOR 2022

There are three statewide constitutional amendments on the November ballot in Florida.

Use the button below to find summaries for each amendment, and an analysis of each amendment including the impact of a yes or no vote, organizations that support or oppose the amendment, and the League’s specific position.

Register, Be Informed, and Vote

VOTE411 is a League of Women Voters-owned website committed to providing voters with one-stop-shop nonpartisan information for general and state-specific elections. Vote411 includes race descriptions and candidate questionnaires.

Voter Registration for Returning Citizens Impacted by Amendment 4 (2018) and SB 7066 (2019)

For information about eligibility to vote, checking your voter status, registering to vote, and frequently asked questions about Florida’s Amendment 4 (2018), visit the LWVFL page “Are You a Returning Citizen.”

You can also obtain information by contacting your county Supervisors of Elections.

 

Getting Voter Registration Information and Checking Voter Status

You can find the following resources and more by visiting the LWV website Vote411:

• Find your Supervisor of Elections (for sample ballots, polling locations, and more)
• Key election and registration dates
• Your three options for voting in Florida
• Need to register to vote? Do it at Vote411!

Get Involved

Everyone can participate in promoting and protecting their fellow citizens’ ability to vote.

  • Join a local League – Find yours here
  • Apply to be a poll worker
  • Become a trained LWV voter registration volunteer
  • Become a trained election protection volunteer poll monitor

REQUEST A SPEAKER

The League of Women Voters of Florida has a robust Speakers Bureau across Florida. If your group or organization is looking for a speaker on a certain topic consider the League!

We are currently offering the following presentations via our Speakers Bureau:

  • Voter Empowerment 2022
  • Redistricting
  • Balance of Powers
  • Civics, Civility, and Critical Thinking
  • Florida Government
  • News: Separating Fact From Fiction
  • Your Vote. Your Power. Your Voice.

 

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