Local10.com wants to make it easy for you to vote in this important election year.

Below is a county-by-county guide for information on how to register, where to vote and what you’ll need to know about the democratic process. Also, questions answered regarding voting during a coronavirus pandemic.

Important Dates

Oct. 5: Deadline to register for general election

Oct. 24: Deadline to request vote-by-mail ballot for general election

Oct. 24-31: Early voting period for general election

Nov. 3: General election, polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Am I eligible to vote?

The short answer is, most likely, yes, provided you meet a few basic requirements.

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 have been 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 application registration.

How can I register to vote?

You can apply to register to vote in any of the following ways:

Online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov

If you are renewing your Florida driver’s license, you can submit your vote registration information online when you renew through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and and Motor Vehicles’ renewal system. Visit GoRenew.com.
A Tax collector’s office that issues driver’s licenses or Florida identification cards

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Voter registration agency. For more information about who these agencies are, visit the NVRA webpage.

By mail or in person. The statewide voter registration application form in the following versions are available for download and acceptable for registration: Download the PDF here: English PDF / Español PDF. Then mail it to the Supervisor of Elections (see addresses for three counties below)
If you can’t print the form, you can find a paper information form at your local library. The form contains detailed information as to how to submit the form to your county Supervisor of Elections.
Or pick one up at county Supervisor of Elections office. (With the COVID-19 pandemic, call before you go to make sure someone is available)

The deadline to register in an upcoming election is 29 days before the election. You MUST register by Oct. 5 for the November general election.

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