Voting Rights, Education and Processes
Information about Voter Service and other helpful voting resources
Voting in local, state, and national elections is fundamental to our democracy.
Following the proper procedures for registering and voting ensures that your vote is counted and your voice is heard!
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
LWVFL Voter Registration, Education and Engagement
Due to the ongoing health crisis, we’ve suspended face-to-face voter registration and public meetings and forums. We are promoting on-line voter registration with Vote411.org and are working on Virtual options for candidate forums and public informational meetings. We hope we will soon be able to return to our historic in-person efforts.
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.
Voting Rights Restoration in Florida
Passage of 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 requires persons with felony convictions to pay all financial sentence obligations (LFO’S) and complete incarceration and supervision before registering to vote. If a person is unsure if the LFO’s are all paid, they can contact the court where they were convicted to get records. For further assistance, they should contact the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-MYVOTE-0. The FRRC has two programs to help, one is providing financial assistance to pay fines and fees and the other is to connect people with volunteer lawyers who have taken the League’s CLE training to be able to seek a modification of their sentence.
Voter Registration recommendations due to passage of Amendment 4 and SB 7066
The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is on-line. However, following the passage of Amendment 4 (Voting Rights Restoration for Felons) and SB 7066, the on-line 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
For everyone else, click below to register with Vote411.
Ways To Vote In Florida
Major political and policy issues LWVFL focuses on:
National Popular Vote
Ethics & Campaign Finance
Reproductive Health & Justice
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