Common Cause Florida Statement on National Voter Registration Day
St. PETERSBURG — Tomorrow, Sept. 20, is National Voter Registration Day, a day designated to focus attention and efforts on registering new voters across the country in advance of the Nov. 8 general election.
In Florida, you can register to vote several ways, including in-person at your county supervisor of elections office, online through the state of Florida’s website, at government agencies that serve as voter registration agencies, or by mailing a completed and signed voter registration form to your county supervisor of elections office. You must register to vote by Oct. 11 in Florida in order to vote in the November election.
Non-partisan resources for those with voter registration and eligibility questions include:
- The nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at 1-866- OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).
- Disability Rights Florida’s Voter Protection Hotline at 877-352-7337 to help with access issues for voters with disabilities.
- The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition at 1-877-MYVOTE-0 (1-877-698-6830). FRRC can help individuals with criminal histories determine their eligibility to vote. While Florida voters chose in 2018 to restore voting rights to individuals with felony convictions, this does not apply to individuals who are still on probation or parole, who have not yet paid all financial obligations that were part of their sentence, or who were convicted of murder or felony sex offenses.
Statement of Amy Keith, Common Cause Florida’s Program Director
Our democracy is strongest when we all have a say in the future of our local communities, state, and country.
If you will turn 18 on or before Election Day, if you have recently moved to Florida, or if you are citizen who already lives in Florida but hasn’t voted here before, please take a few minutes this week to register to vote. If you’re already registered to vote, double-check your voter information with your county supervisor of elections office to ensure it’s up-to-date and correct.
With less than two months until the November election, everyone must be able cast their ballot to have a say in these important elections.