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Voting Rights, Education and Processes

Information about our Voter Services work and other helpful voting resources

Voting in local, state, and national elections is fundamental to our democracy.
The leaders we elect make the decisions that affect us, our jobs, healthcare, energy costs, education and more. We help register, know the candidates and issues, and vote.

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

Ways To Vote In Florida
Make sure your vote counts!  Currently there are three ways to vote in our state:

If you VOTE BY MAIL, be timely and track your ballot. It is easy!

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

Voters can also track status through their local Supervisor of Elections office. Find your local Supervisor of Elections’ website by CLICKING HERE.

LWVFL Voter Registration, Education and Engagement

League Voter Services include voter registration drives, candidate forums, public informational meetings and voter guides. LWVFL promotes electoral reforms that make voting easy, equitable, and effective at expressing public will through election results.

Voter Registration recommendations for those whose rights have been restored

The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online.  However, following the passage of Florida’s 2018 Amendment 4 (Voting Rights Restoration for Felons) and SB 7066 (2019), the online voter registration form was changed. The League objected to that form and Federal Judge Robert Hinkle said he could not imagine a worse form.  In response, the Florida Department of Elections is providing a printable version of the old form that can be filled out and mailed to your County Supervisor of elections.  

Click here to access the state RegisterToVote website.   Make sure to select the version 10/2013 pre-CS/SB 7066 to print and mail the registration to your County Supervisor of Elections.  Addresses are provided on the application.

Contact your County Supervisor of Elections here: Florida County Supervisors of Election

Vote411: Register. Be Informed. Vote Informed.

VOTE411 is a League of Women Voter’s owned website that is committed to provide voters with “one-stop-shop” non-partisan information for both general and state-specific elections.

 

  • Getting voter registration information and checking Voter Status
  • Finding your Supervisor of Elections (for sample ballots, polling locations and more)
  • Key election and registration dates
  • Your three options for voting in Florida
Restoration of Rights Resources

Passage of Florida’s 2018 Amendment 4  meant that persons with felony convictions, other than felony sex offense or murder, could vote after their sentence was completed. This changed 150 years of disenfranchisement where the only way to vote again was through the governor’s clemency. Passage of SB 7066 (2019) required persons with felony convictions to pay all legal financial sentence obligations (abbreviated as LFO’S) and complete incarceration and supervision before registering to vote. If a person is unsure if their LFO’s are all paid, they can contact the Clerk of the Court in the county where they were convicted to get records.

For further assistance, the LWVFL has a program in which pro bono (free) attorneys help research records or file motions for change of sentence, to help persons regain their right to vote. To contact the League call 407-710-5496 or send email to canivote@lwvfl.org.

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) has a program that may provide financial assistance to pay fines and fees. FRRC can be reached by email to info@floriarrc.org  or by calling 407-901-3749.

Major political and policy issues LWVFL focuses on:

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Clean Energy

National Popular Vote

Election Reform

Natural Resources

education

Immigration

Ethics & Campaign Finance

Juvenile Justice

Gun Safety

Poverty

Health Care

Reproductive Health & Justice

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