If you are living in Tallahassee to attend a college or university, you have two choices when registering to vote. You can register and vote in Leon County or register and vote in your home county.
Where Should I Register to Vote?
Register in Leon County
You can register to vote in Leon County, even if you still use your home address for other documents. You can then vote in-person here in Leon County or request a Vote-by-Mail ballot from our office. In addition to federal and state races, your ballot will include local races for Leon County.
If you live on campus, you may use either the street address or the name of your dormitory or residence hall as the address where you live. You can also use your campus mail center address as your residence if you live on campus. You can use your campus mailbox or another address as your mailing address.
Register in your Home County
If you moved to Leon County for school but still have a residence in your home county, you can register in your home county or keep your current registration there. In addition to federal and state races, your ballot will include local races for your home county.
Use your home county address as your residential address and your Leon County address as your mailing address.
How Do I Register or Update my Address?
If you are a Florida Resident, visit RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov to register to vote or to update your registration. You can also visit our Voter Registration page for additional ways to register to vote, or visit our Update Voter Registration page for additional ways to update your existing Florida voter registration. When you use RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov to register, the online system will ask you to enter your residence address using a lookup tool. If you cannot find your address using the lookup tool, click on the “address not found” button and enter your address manually. Our staff will then review your application and can clean up any address issues.
If you are not a Florida resident and you are registered to vote out of state, contact your home state’s elections office for information on registration and voting.
Is There a Deadline to Register?
You can register to vote at any time. However, to vote in a Florida election you must be registered 29 days before that election. Your application must be completed online, postmarked (if sent by mail), or received in our office or at an authorized government office (if done in person), by the deadline. If you wish to change your party affiliation before a primary election, you must make the change at least 29 days before that election.
Is There a Deadline to Move Registration From Another Florida County to Leon County?
As long as you are already registered in Florida, there is no deadline to change your address. You can update your registration from another Florida County to Leon County at any time, up to and including Election Day. We recommend that you update your registration to Leon before you go to vote. However, it is possible to update your address at an Early Voting site or Election Day polling place and then vote. On Election Day, you will need to be at the correct polling place for your new address in order to cast a ballot.
How Do I Know if I'm Registered to Vote in Florida?
Visit RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov and click "Am I Already Registered?" If you are not registered or if the information is outdated, you can use that website to register to vote or update your voter information.
I Registered - What Happens Now?
We will mail you a voter information card. If you do not receive the card with in two weeks, contact us to make sure we have your correct information. If you want to Vote-by-Mail, you can now request your Vote-by-Mail ballot.
How Do I Vote?
Leon County Resident
If you are registered to vote in Leon County, you have three ways to vote:
- Voting-by-Mail - Visit our Vote-by-Mail page for information on how to request and return your Leon County Vote-by-Mail ballot.
- Early Voting - Early Voting is available before each election. There are 10 Early Voting sites in Leon County, including the FSU and FAMU Student Unions. Visit our Early Voting page for further information.
- Voting at the polls on Election Day - On Election Day you must vote at your assigned polling place in Leon County. For more information, visit our Election Day Voting page.
Another Florida County or State
If you are registered in another county or state, contact your home county's elections office and request a Vote-By-Mail ballot be mailed to your mailing address in Leon County. After you complete your ballot, you must return it to your home county's elections office. Alternatively, you can Early Vote or vote on Election Day in your home county, but you will need to travel there.
If you are registered to vote in another Florida county, visit your county election website for information.
If you are registered to vote in another state, visit your state election website for information.