The conservation community’s vote has never been more crucial to protect our natural resources and lands. Here’s why your action matters:
- Your vote can help increase funding for important conservation work. By casting your vote, you can help protect land and water resources, restore important natural ecosystems, and even purchase land.
- Your vote can direct funds to conservation work close to home. You can make a difference by supporting a local candidate who will fight to direct funds to your county or region.
- By voting, you can help move our state and nation toward more sustainable energy solutions and more. The state of the environment we leave the next generation depends on the action you take.
You can send a signal about what is important to you when you vote along party lines or for a particular candidate. Your vote gives you a voice.
Register by Oct. 5 to vote
To vote in the Nov. 3 election, you must register by Monday, Oct. 5. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Florida resident, and at least 18 years old. You must not have been declared mentally incapacitated in Florida or any other state, nor be a convicted felon whose voting rights have not been restored.
You’ll need a Florida driver’s license or identification card, as well as the last four digits of your social security number. If you don’t have a Florida-issued ID, you can register by mail to vote. However, you will need to provide a utility bill, paycheck or government check or document that bears your name and address.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote in the state of Florida? Click here to check.
Ready to register? Here’s how
Now, determine how you’ll vote:
- You may print a form to complete and return, or contact your county Supervisor of Elections to receive a form by mail. The form must be postmarked or received by Oct. 5.
- You may register to vote online or at your county Supervisor of Elections.
- Vote by mail. You may request a ballot from your county Supervisor of Elections through Saturday, Oct. 24. You also may visit your county Supervisor of Elections website through that date to complete a form to receive a mail ballot. Your completed ballot must be received by the county office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 5. It is important to fill out and return your vote-by-mail ballot as soon as possible after receipt, due to the slowdown of the U.S. Postal Service’s delivery of mail during the COVID-19 pandemic. You may also hand-deliver your ballot to your county Supervisor of Elections office before or on Election Day.
- Vote early. By law, counties must allow a period of eight days for early voting. Counties may offer more days, as well. Check with your county Supervisor of Electionsfor the additional days of early voting that may be offered in your county.
- Vote on Election Day. Click to find your polling place.
Regardless of your party affiliation and political preference, we hope you’ll vote to support Florida’s native, natural future!