Registered Voters as of 04/18/2014 REP:235,438 DEM:366,189 Other:234,629 Total:836,256

Voter Registration - F.A.Q.

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Who can register to vote?
You must be 18 years, or older (you may pre-register if you are 16 or have received a valid Florida driver’s license, whichever occurs earlier); You must be an American citizen; You must be a permanent resident of the state of Florida. There is no specific time requirement to live in Palm Beach County to be considered a permanent resident.
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Who cannot register to vote?
Anyone who does not meet the requirements for registration; Anyone declared mentally incompetent; Anyone convicted of a felony that has not had his/her civil rights restored; Any non-US citizen residing in the United States.
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How do I register to vote?
Registering to vote is a right. It is available to all persons that meet the requirements. In Palm Beach County there are many agencies where you can register or get registration forms. If you need more information regarding the closest agency, or to obtain a form by mail, contact our office any weekday between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, at (561) 656-6200.

You may also register to vote anytime you are applying for or renewing:

  • A Florida Driver License
  • A Palm Beach County Public Library Card
  • Benefits at State public assistance agencies
  • Services at agencies that provide services to disabled persons.
  • Armed Forces Recruiting Offices.

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What are the Voter Registration Deadlines (Book Closings)?
Voters must be registered at least 29 days before an election, to vote in that election.
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Are there deadlines at registration sites?
At certain locations applications will be kept and delivered to the Elections Department. Applications must be turned in at the registration site at least 29 days before an election in order to meet the book closing deadline.
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What are the Voter Registration Deadlines by Mail?
Applications must be postmarked at least 29 days before an election, to vote in that election.
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Are there deadlines at the Elections Department?
Applications which are delivered to the Elections Department at least 29 days in advance of the election satisfy the book closing deadline.
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What information must be provided on the application for the registration application to be valid?
Full Name, Date of Birth, Address of Legal Residence (address where you live), a valid FL Driver's License # OR FL Identification # OR last four digits Social Security number and signature. Also, the blocks on the top row of the application must be checked indicating that you are a U.S. citizen; not a convicted felon, or if you are, your voting rights have been restored, and you have not been judged to be mentally incapacitated, or if you have, your competency has been restored.
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How do I register if I do not have a permanent address?
Fill in your temporary address and notify the Supervisor of Elections office when your address becomes permanent. If you no longer maintain or do not plan to have a permanent address in Palm Beach County , but intend to remain a resident of this county, you may request assignment to the precinct of the main office of the Supervisor of Elections. This address is 240 South Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL  33415.
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What happens if I do not make an entry in the party affiliation section of the application?
If you leave this section blank you will be registered without party affiliation. The Supervisor must notify you by mail that you have been registered without party affiliation with instructions on how to designate a party affiliation if desired. Florida is a "closed primary state." If you wish to be eligible to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary elections in Florida, you must be registered with that political party.
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What if I cannot sign my name on the application?
Place your mark or an "X" in the signature box.
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Do I have to re-register to vote before each election?
No.
Do I have to register somewhere else for municipal elections?
No, there is one central voter roll in each county that is used for all municipal, county, state and national elections. You must live within the political boundaries of the municipality to vote in municipal elections.
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After completing a voter registration application, when will I receive my voter I.D.?
Normally, within three weeks after the application is received by the Supervisor of Elections office.
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What do I do if I have a change of Address, change of Name, or change of Party Affiliation?

If your address change is within the state, you shall notify the Supervisor of Elections via telephone or electronic means and provide your date of birth; or submit the change on a voter registration application or other signed written notice. You can complete a Florida Voter Registration Application Form and mail it to the Supervisor of Elections office; or you can fill out a downloadable form on-line, sign it, and mail it to our office by clicking here.

If you are moving from another state, complete a Florida Voter Registration Application Form and mail it to the Supervisor of Elections office, or you can fill out a downloadable form on-line, sign it, and mail it to our office by clicking here.

If you are seeking to change party affiliation, you shall notify the Supervisor of Elections or other voter registration official by using a signed written notice that contains your date of birth or voter registration number. When a voter changes his or her name in marriage or other legal process, you shall notify the Supervisor of Elections or other voter registration official by using a signed written notice that contains your date of birth or voter registration number. Signature updates must be done on a Florida Voter Registration application. You can fill out a downloadable form on-line, sign it, and mail it to our office by clicking here

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