Voter registration

The Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office is blaming a widely used elections software company for a false report to the state that nearly a quarter million registered voters had been removed from the county's voting rolls. 

Democrats Say Voter Registration Key For 2020

Oct 14, 2019

If Florida Democrats could sum up the state party’s early 2020 strategy in three words, they would be registration, registration, registration.

Florida is joining a multi-state compact, giving local elections supervisors access to voter logs in other states. It’s through a new law that went into effect New Years Day.

With its passage on November 6, Amendment 4 granted over a million felons across the state the right to vote.

The man accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school registered to vote while behind bars awaiting trial.

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A federal judge has rejected a request from the Florida Democratic Party to force the state to extend a voter-registration deadline because of Hurricane Michael.


Three groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the state to give Floridians an extra week to register to vote because of Hurricane Michael.

The deadline to vote in November's general election was supposed to be Tuesday, but was pushed back a day in some Florida counties due to the approach of Hurricane Michael.

Now, the state Democratic Party is suing to move that deadline back at least a week to Oct. 16.

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Florida's voters threatened by Hurricane Michael will get an extra day to register to vote ahead of the state's closely-watched races for governor and U.S. Senate.

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, marking two weeks before Florida’s deadline to register. Those interested can get registered at a number of locations throughout the day.

After numerous complaints last week, Florida’s election agency says the glitches on its online voter registration website are fixed. But, if anyone sees any other issues going forward, they’re urged to report them immediately.

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More young people in Florida are registering to vote ahead of the midterm elections,  motivated by the February school shooting in Parkland.

Over 4,000 Pasco County voters will be receiving potentially misleading voter registration forms.

It's a warning that comes from the county Supervisor of Elections, Brian Corley.

Students at more than 1,000 schools across the country are registering young voters in lunchrooms, hallways and even at upcoming graduation ceremonies in a week of activism aimed at electing lawmakers who support gun reforms in response to school shootings in Florida and Texas.

Nobody sat in the back row.

Students filled the front rows at the center of the auditorium at Tampa’s King High School during an optional voter registration campaign put on Wednesday by the Hillsborough County Elections Office. They were chattering when they walked in, but the room silenced when county officials started speaking.

They were ready to build on a political movement started by students in South Florida after a deadly school shooting there two weeks ago.

The violent confrontation in Charlottesville and its aftermath have galvanized elected leaders on both sides of the aisle.  Florida Democrats are planning voter registration rallies in response. 

On the heels of the 2016 presidential election lawmakers are reviewing what went well while looking toward some changes.

Tens Of Thousands Of Voters Register During Extra Week

Oct 20, 2016

Florida's voter rolls may jump by more than 60,000 people due to a federal judge ordering an extra week for registration.


A federal judge has extended voter registration for six more days in the battleground state of Florida, due to the disruption and damage from Hurricane Matthew.

Monday, Aug. 1 is the last day to register to vote in Florida's Aug. 30 primary.

Florida is a closed primary state, which means you must be a registered Republican to vote for the GOP candidate or you must be registered Democrat to vote for candidates in that party.

In the Aug. 30 primary, Floridians will vote for candidates they would like to see representing their party on the general election ballot in November.


The nation's largest Hispanic civil rights organization is launching a major voter registration drive in the battleground state of Florida that will include door-to-door canvassing and an online app designed to reach millions of potential voters.

Long Lines at Hillsborough Elections Offices

Oct 9, 2012

If you are planning to register to vote today, you won't be the only one waiting until the last minute. But don't wait any longer. 

Hillsborough County's Supervisor of Elections Office has seen long lines all day today. It's the the last day to register for next month's presidential election.  

Hillsborough Elections Office spokesman Travis Abercrombie says the excitement around this election seems to be contagious. 

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Due to an influx of voters in recent weeks, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office plans to stay open an extra two hours Tuesday - October 9 – the last day Floridians can register to vote in the 2012 presidential election.

Travis Abercrombie, a spokesman for the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections, said Monday at lunchtime about 20 people showed up within five minutes to register or update their voter information. He said the pace has stayed constant over the last several weeks.

As of today, there are more than 11.7 million Floridians registered to vote, according to the Florida Division of Elections. If you're not among them, you still have time. But it's running out.

Registration to vote in the Nov. 6 general election ends Tuesday, Oct. 9. Not sure if you're registered? Check your  status here.

One of the state's largest voter education groups has decided to once again start registering new voters. This comes on the heels of a judge's decision to overturn part of Florida's new voter registration law.

Last week, a Federal district court judge ordered the state to stop enforcing new restrictions on registering voters.