There are many ways you can register to vote or update your registration.
Online Registration Form Complete the online form to register to vote or update your registration by clicking here.
Downloadable Registration Form Download Florida Voter Registration Application You must mail or deliver your application to the Supervisor of Elections Office located in the Star Garage, 111 S.E. 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601-6819.
In Person Registration Register to vote or update your registration in person, at our office, at any designated voter registration agency, or at one of our community voter registration drives. Our office is located in the Star Garage, 111 S.E. 1st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601-6819. To view a list of designated voter registration agencies, click here. To view a list of dates, times, and locations of voter registration drives, click here.
Eligibility To Register Chapter 97 of the Florida Statutes governs the qualifications and registration of voters in the state of Florida.
To be eligible to register and vote in Alachua County, Florida, you must be
18 years of age*
a citizen of the United States
a legal resident of Florida
a legal resident of Alachua County
*A person may pre-register on or after their 16th birthday, but must be 18 to vote.
The following persons are NOT entitled to register or to vote
Persons adjudicated mentally incompetent with respect to voting, who have not had their competency restored pursuant to law
Persons convicted of a felony, whose civil rights have not been restored. If you have been convicted of a felony and have not had your rights restored, review the clemency information online.
First Time Voters If you registered by mail and are a first time voter in Florida and you have not been issued a current and valid Florida driver’s license, Florida identification card, or social security number, you must provide a copy of a current and valid identification.
Types of Identification
The following forms of identification shall be considered current and valid if they contain the name and photograph of the applicant and have not expired:
United States passport.
Debit or credit card.
Retirement center identification.
Neighborhood association identification.
Public assistance identification.
The following forms of identification shall be considered current and valid if they contain the name and current residence address of the applicant:
Other government document (excluding voter identification card).
If you vote at the polls, and cannot show picture and signature identification, you must vote a provisional ballot. If you requested an absentee ballot, and have not provided the required identification, you must include a copy of the required identification with your returned absentee ballot.
You are exempt from this requirement if you meet any of the following:
65 Years of age or older
Permanent or temporary physical disability
Members of the uniformed service on active duty who are absent from the county on election day
Members of the merchant marine who are absent from the county on election day
Spouse or dependant of member, who is accompanying member
Overseas citizen eligible to vote in Florida
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