This Sunday, Florida will join 35 other states and the District of Columbia in offering online voter registration (OVR) to its citizens. The October 1st launch by the Florida Division of Elections will allow eligible residents who possess a current Florida Driver’s License or Florida Identification Card to submit a voter registration application completely online.
RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov is the dedicated website for new applicants and current voters who wish to update their voter registration. A Florida Driver’s License or Florida Identification Card (ID) along with the last four digits of the user’s social security number are necessary to complete the online process. All other users may use the online application to input their information, but then must print and sign the application, and deliver it to the Supervisor of Elections office.
Security measures to protect the personal information of the applicants, and to verify the identity of the applicant and accuracy of their information, have been put in place. Supervisors of Elections will continue to review every application, whether submitted electronically or on paper.
The Florida Online Voter Registration system is in response to Senate Bill 228, which Governor Rick Scott signed into law on May 15, 2015