How To Register
If you are eighteen years old, a U.S.citizen and legal resident of Florida you may register to vote. If you are sixteen years old you may pre-register and receive your card in the mail after your 18th birthday.
You are NOT entitled to register to vote if you have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with regard to voting in this or any other state and you have not had your right to vote restored pursuant to law, or, if you have been convicted of any felony by any court of record and you have not had your right to vote restored pursuant to law.
If you meet the above requirements, you may register to vote in Palm Beach County either:
Select the following link to begin the convenient on-line application form.
2. In Person / Telephone
You may obtain a voter registration application in person or by telephone by contacting:
The Supervisor of Elections Main office:
240 South Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Office Number - (561) 656-6200
3. You may apply at any of these Palm Beach County locations:
- Tax Collector's Office when applying or renewing a driver license
- Public Library
- Public assistance office
- U.S. Post Office
- Armed Forces Recruitment Offices
After completing the voter registration application, it can be mailed or delivered to the Supervisor of Elections office. A voter identification card will be mailed to the applicant approximately 2-3 weeks after the application is processed.
Please be aware of the following information if you decide to register to vote by mail:
HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT (HAVA) OF 2002
As a result of the enactment of the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by the United States Congress, Florida law (97.0535, Florida Statutes) now has new requirements for anyone who registers by mail. As of January 1, 2003, if you are a new voter in Palm Beach County, you registered by mail and you have not voted in an election for Federal office in this county you must present a current valid photo identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government documents that shows your name and address. If you wish to vote by mail you must submit, with your ballot, the same documentation stated above.
To be exempt from the above qualifications you must meet one of the following requirements:
- be 65 years of age or older when you registered
- have a physical disability
- be a member, spouse or dependent of active uniform service or merchant marine absent from the county on election day
- living outside the United States but eligible to vote in Florida