Make Your Vote COUNT!
What you need to know about the changes to the 2012 voter laws
It will surprise many Floridians to find out that although they have registered and received their Voter ID Card, they may not be able to vote. In 2011, the Florida Legislature made substantial changes to the voting laws that may make it harder for you to vote in this election. Voter rolls are being purged, polling times have been reduced and some validation requirements have changed. In addition, because of reapportionment many polling places are different, further complicating the voting process.
Below you will find a step-by-step guide to Make Your Vote Count:
- Check your Registration Status: Click here to find your county’s Supervisor of Elections office. On their website you can check to see if you are eligible to vote and if your address and name match both their record and your valid photo ID. If it has been awhile since you registered, you might want to update your signature.
- Check your Voter ID Card - Check your polling place, your personal information and your party affiliation.
- Vote by mail and save yourself from the hassle of waiting in long lines.
- Vote early and deal with any problems that might crop up with your eligibility.
- Vote the entire ballot.
- Pass along these tips to your family, friends and neighbors.
- Call the National Voter Empowerment Hotline if you need additional information or experience any issues when you vote, like being asked to vote a Provisional Ballot, at 1-866-OUR-Vote (1-866-687-8683) or 1-888-VE-Y-Vota (1-888-83-8682)!
October 9, 2012 is the Last Day to Register for the General Election on November 6, 2012.
Don’t forget to Vote on November 6, 2012 in the General Election