Who Can Register to Vote
To register to vote in Florida, you must:
- Be a Citizen of the United States of America (A lawful permanent resident, commonly referred to as a "green card holder," does not have the right to register or vote in Florida);
- Be a Florida resident;
- Be at least 18 years old (You may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old);
- Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored;
- Not have been convicted of a felony without your voting rights having been restored.
How Can I Register to Vote?
Visit RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov to submit online a new registration or an update to your existing record.
To submit an online application, you will need:
- Your Florida driver license (Florida DL) or Florida identification card (Florida ID card) issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles.
To protect your identity, you will also need:
- The issued date of your Florida DL or Florida ID card; and
- The last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN4).
Note: If you do not have any one or all of the information above, you may still use the online system to prefill a voter registration application form. However, you will have to print, sign, and then mail or deliver your completed voter registration application to our office.
You should not use this system to register or update your voter registration information if you are a participant with the Florida Attorney General's Address Confidentiality Program. Please contact our office to register.
Print and complete the Florida Voter Registration Application (English PDF/ Español PDF).
Mail or deliver completed application to:
Marion County Election Center
Physical address: 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala, FL 34470
Mailing address: PO Box 289, Ocala, FL 34478-0289
Register to vote or submit your completed application in person at our office or through any of these offices:
- A Florida driver's license office in person or online when you renew your driver’s license at GoRenew.com
- A tax collector's office that issues driver's licenses or Florida identification cards
- A voter registration agency (i.e., any office that provides public assistance or state funded program for persons with disabilities, any armed recruitment office, any center for independent living and any public library).
Marion County Election Center
981 NE 16th Street, Ocala, FL 34470
Marion County Tax Collectors Offices
Marion County Public Libraries
For more information or to request an application be mailed to you, please contact us at 352-620-3290.
We are required to receive the original form containing applicant's original signature. Therefore, new application forms received by e-mail or fax are NOT valid and can not be accepted.
You can register or update your record any time. To vote in an upcoming election, the deadline to register is the 29th day before that election. A later registration deadline is available under limited circumstances for military and overseas citizens.
Political Party Affiliation - Florida is a Closed Primary State
Florida is a closed primary state. In partisan office contests in a primary election, a voter may only vote for the candidates of the party in which he or she is registered.
Voters registered with no party affiliation (npa) or a minor party are not eligible to vote for partisan candidates in a primary election.
All registered voters regardless of party affiliation are entitled to vote on non-partisan candidates and issues.
To be effective for a primary election, a party change must be made at least 29 days before the election.
In a general election, all registered voters receive the same ballot regardless of their party affiliation and are eligible to vote for any candidate.
Information on florida's major and minor political parties can be found on the florida division of election's website.
Still have questions?
email the voter services department