UPDATE 10/12/16: The US District Court ruled for a week extension on Florida's registration deadline. This came after the Florida Democratic Party sued, requesting an additional week because of the burdens of Hurricane Matthew's destruction. 

UPDATE 10/11/16: The deadline for Florida residents has been extended to Wednesday at 5 p.m. due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew. This was declared by a federal judge after the Florida Democratic Party filed a lawsuit against Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner.


What are you waiting for? Now’s your chance to make a difference.

Oct. 11 is the final day to register to vote in the state of Florida.

First, go to Registration.Elections.MyFlorida.com/CheckVoterStatus to see if you are already registered to vote.

Then, if you need to register, get the voter registration form here and fill it out.

You must be a United States citizen, a Florida resident, be a resident of the county you’re registering in and you must be at least 16 to register (but 18 to vote). You also must not have been convicted of a felony or be judged as mentally incapacitated with respect to voting.

When that’s all said and done, mail the form to The Florida Division of Elections at:

Room 316, R.A. Gray Building

500 South Bronough Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

Or, you can submit the form to any Florida driver’s license or tax collector’s office, as well as any voter registration agency or the County Supervisor of Elections.

Early voting starts between Oct. 24 and 29 and ends between Nov. 5 and 6, depending on the county. A valid form of identification — such as a driver’s license or passport — is required.

Election Day is Nov. 8 and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Valid ID is also required.