To vote early in Florida, a voter must go to an early voting location, identified on the Florida State Government website or by contacting the Supervisor of Elections. Early voting times and locations are posted starting 30 days prior to the date of each primary, general, local or municipal election. Voters need a valid photo identification and a signature identification in order to vote early.
During early voting, voters use the same equipment used at the polls on the official Election Day. In any election with a state or federal office race, the State must offer early voting. County, municipal and local elections may also offer early voting.
Early voting must start on the 10th day prior to an election that involves state or federal races, and end on the third day before that election. The State must provide early voting for at least eight hours, but no longer than 12 hours per day at each site. Additionally, the State can offer early voting on the 15th, 14th, 12th, 11th or 2nd day before an election containing state or federal races at the discretion of the Supervisor of Elections.
The Supervisor of Elections may also make early voting available for elections not held in conjunction with a state or federal election, but the Supervisor has complete discretion in determining hours of operation of the voting sites during those elections.