If you are a student living in Tallahassee to attend a college or university, you have two choices when registering to vote. You can either register and vote in Leon County or register and vote in your home county. Further information on these options can be found below.
Many voters do not know that if they are registered anywhere in Florida, a simple voter registration change into Leon County makes them an eligible voter here. You do not need to re-register.
Even if you still use your home address for other documents, you can register to vote here in Leon County. If you register to vote using your Leon County address, you will have more flexibility in your voting choices, including the options to vote in-person during Early Voting or on Election Day. You also have the option to have a mail ballot delivered to you, and you would return your voted ballot to our office one of two ways: either sending it through the mail or placing it directly into one of our Ballot Drop Boxes located at each Early Voting site. Your ballot will include federal and state races, as well as local races for Leon County.
How do I register to Vote?
Visit RegisterToVoteFlorida.govto register to vote or to update your registration. If you live in a dorm, use the DORM NAME (not the dorm's street address or your campus mailbox number) as your residential address on the registration form. Then, use your campus mailbox or another address as your mailing address.
How do I Vote?
If you are registered to vote in Leon County, you have three ways to vote:
•Voting-by-Mail –You can request a vote-by-mail ballot online at LeonVotes.gov/Request-a-Mail-Ballot or by calling (850) 606-8683. Once you have completed your ballot, you can return it by mail, hand-deliver it to our office at 2990-1 Apalachee Parkway, or deposit it in a drop box located at each Early Voting site during voting hours. In order to be counted, your ballot must be received by 7 pm on Election Day.
•Early Voting - Early Voting will be available before each election. There are 10 early voting sites across the county, including the FSU Tucker Center and FAMU Student Union. Leon County voters can cast a ballot at any Early Voting site in the county. Visit LeonVotes.gov/Voters/Early-Voting/Early-Voting-Information for more information about Early Voting in Leon County.
•Voting at the polls on Election Day - If you choose to vote on Election Day, you must cast your ballot at your assigned polling place. Your polling place is listed on your Voter Information Card, or you can look it up at LeonVotes.gov/YourVoterinfo or by contacting our office. On Election Day, the polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm. All voters waiting in line at 7 pm will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.
If you moved here from a county outside of Leon, you can register to vote in your home county or keep your current registration there. If you register to vote using your address in your home county, you will not be able to Early Vote or vote on Election Day here in Leon County. To vote in-person, you will need to return to your home county. You can request a Vote-by-Mail ballot be sent to you from your home county, but you will need to return it to the Election Office in your home county by Election Day. In addition to federal and state races, your ballot will include local races for your home county.
If you are registered to vote in another Florida county,You can find your county election website here: dos.elections.myflorida.com/supervisors/
If you are registered to vote in another state,you can find your state election office contact information here: usa.gov/election-office
Florida law requires voters to present a current and valid ID to prior to voting. Any combination of the following that show picture and signature are acceptable:
NOTE: Your voter information card is NOT considered valid identification for voting.
For quick voter check-in: Your Florida Drivers License or Florida ID Card can be swiped or scanned on the E-Poll Book.
If you forget to bring ID with you when voting, you will be given the opportunity to vote a Provisional Ballot. For further information, please see our Provisional Ballots page.
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