As of Oct. 1, Florida residents can register to vote online.
RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov, the website for the online voter registration, is offered in English and Spanish.
To register online, you need a drivers license or state-issued ID because the signature is gathered electronically from the driver’s license. (If an applicant has neither, he or she can print out the application, sign it and mail it in.)
In addition to the basic information, the following information is needed to answer the questions on the form:
- Driver’s license number plus date license was issued.
- Last four digits of the applicant’s social security number.
- If the applicant does not have that information, the regular form must be used, signed and
returned to the SOE office in person or by mail.
You can also use the form to update a change of address or a change in party affiliation.
The process of registering takes about five to 10 minutes, with the biggest challenge being entering complex street addresses in a way that they are recognized.
At the meeting of the Broward Delegation on Oct. 18, Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said about 300 people in Broward County had registered to vote online since the service was offered Oct. 1.