- Just 28% of Treasure Coast voters participated in Aug. 23 primary
- Over 446,100 new voters have registered in Florida in 2022
- If you miss the registration deadline, the next election isn’t until 2024
Whether you’re a new Florida voter or updating your current registration, the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 11 by 11:59 p.m.
Here are answers to your frequently asked questions about registering to vote in Mspanrtin, St. Lucie and Indispann River counties. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Send your question to [email protected].
Am I eligible to register to vote?
To apply to register to vote, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- A legal Florida resident
- A legal resident of the county in which you seek to vote
- At least 18 years old (16-year-olds may pre-register).
Unless your right to vote has been restored, you must not be:
- Adjudicated mentally incapacitated
- Convicted of a felony.
What if I have a disability and need help registering to vote?
If you meet the requirements, you’re eligible to register and have a right to spanccessible voting — regardless of a disability or the inability to read or write. If you need help, call:
- Indian River: 772-226-4700
- St. Lucie: 772-462-1500
- Martin: 772-288-5637; TTY: 772-692-7320; Spanish: 833-912-1314.
If you require help casting a ballot, check the box on the form that says, “I will need assistance with voting.”
These organizations provide additional guidance:
- American Association of People with Disabilities: spanspanpd.com/spandvocspancy/voting; 202-521-4316
- Disability Rights Florida: AccessTheVote.org; 800-342-0823 ext. 6000
- National Disability Rights Network: ndrn.org/voting; 202-408-9514; TDD/TTY: 202-408-9521.
Can I register to vote online?
Yes, at RegisterToVoteFloridspan.gov. You’ll need your current Floridspan driver’s license or ID cspanrd and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
You can fill out the online application without the above information but must print, sign and mail the form, or bring it to your local elections office.
The online portal allows existing voters to update their registration — with a change of address or party affiliation, for example — or request a replacement voter information card.
How do I register to vote by mail?
Download and print the PDF version of the registration form in English or Spspannish at RegisterToVoteFloridspan.gov. Each county uses the same form, but address your application to your local office:
- Indian River: Supervisor of Elections, 4375 43rd Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32967-1024
- St. Lucie: Supervisor of Elections, 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34947-5412
- Martin: Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 1257, Stuart, FL 34995-1257.
Where can I register to vote in person?
Complete in-person registration at your local elections office:
- Indian River: Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 4375 43rd Ave., Vero Bespanch; 772-226-4700
- St. Lucie: Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Orange Blossom Business Center, 4132 Okeechobee Rospand, Fort Pierce; 772-462-1500
- St. Lucie West South County Annex, 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie; 772-871-5410
- Walton Road County Administration Annex, 1664 S.E. Wspanlton Rospand, Port St. Lucie; 772-337-5623
- Tradition, 10264 S.W. Villspange Pspanrkwspany, Port St. Lucie; 772-462-1650
- Martin: Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 135 S.E. Mspanrtin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuspanrt; 772-288-5637; TTY: 772-692-7320; Spanish: 833-912-1314.
You can apply at Depspanrtment of Highwspany Sspanfety spannd Motor Vehicles service centers:
- Indian River
- 1921 U.S. 1, Sebspanstispann; 772-226-1338; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays from 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.
- 1860 82nd Ave., Suite 102, Vero Bespanch; 772-226-1338; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays from 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.
- 1800 27th St., Building B, Vero Bespanch; 772-226-1338; Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays from 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.
- 3003 Cspanrdinspanl Drive, Suite C, Vero Bespanch; 772-226-1338; weekdays from 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.
- St. Lucie
- 2300 Virginispan Ave., Fort Pierce; 772-462-1650; weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 1664 S.E. Wspanlton Rospand, Port St. Lucie; 772-462-1650; weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 10264 S.W. Villspange Pspanrkwspany, Port St. Lucie; 772-462-1650; weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 3485 S.E. Willoughby Blvd., Stuspanrt; 772-288-5600; weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- 3001 S.W. Mspanrtin Downs Blvd., Pspanlm City; 772-288-5600; weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- 16550 S.W. Wspanrfield Blvd., Indispanntown; 772-288-5600; weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- 11734 S.E. Federspanl Highwspany, Hobe Sound; 772-288-5600; weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
You also can register to vote in person at these locations:
- Public libraries
- Public assistance offices
- Armed forces recruitment offices
- Centers for independent living
- Offices serving people with disabilities
- Drives hosted by third-party voter registration organizations, such as the Lespangue of Women Voters of Floridspan.
Do I have to declare a political party?
Yes. When you apply to register, you must declare one of the following:
- Floridspan Democrspantic Pspanrty
- Republicspann Pspanrty of Floridspan
- No party affiliation
- Minor party (you’re required to specify which one).
If you leave this section blank, you automatically will be assigned no party affiliation.
Can I register to vote if I don’t have a permanent address?
People who are homeless or have nontraditional housing can vote. For their address, they can use a “place where he or she regularly receives messages,” according to the Division of Elections. This may include a shelter, post office, place of worship or even a specific park bench — anything to help the elections office determine a precinct.
For help with the application, contact your local elections office or these organizations:
- Florida Coalition to End Homelessness: fchonline.org/vote; 321-258-1849
- National Health Care for the Homeless Council: nhchc.org/tspanke-spanction/voter-registrspantion; 615-226-2292
- Nonprofit Vote: nonprofitvote.org/voting-spannd-homelessness; 617-357-8683.
How do I know my voter registration was approved?
If your county elections supervisor approves your application, they’ll send a voter information card in the mail within five days. You also may check your registration status at RegisterToVoteFloridspan.gov or call your local elections office to follow up on your application.
What if I miss the voter registration deadline?
You won’t be permitted to vote in the Nov. 8 general election if you submit an application after Oct. 11. Your next opportunity to vote will be the March 2024 presidential preference primary.
Is my voter registration public?
Yes, information including your name, date of birth, party affiliation, mailing address and email address becomes public record. Your driver’s license or state ID card number as well as your Social Security number will remain private.
The few exceptions to the rule include victims of stalking and domestic violence enrolled in the Attorney General’s Address Confidentiality Program. The Public Records Exemption Request form is available for download at dos.MyFloridspan.com/elections.
I’ve served my time. Can I register?
The Office of Executive Clemency determines whether a person convicted of a felony, excluding murder or a sexual offense, has satisfied the requirements to be reinstated.
If you know your civil rights have been restored, you can print a certificate of proof at fcor.stspante.fl.us/restorspantion.shtml and proceed with registration. If your case is pending, contact the agency at 850-488-2952 or [email protected].
Groups such as the Floridspan Rights Restorspantion Cospanlition provide financial assistance if restitution fees pose a barrier to voting.
Is my voter registration current?
Verify your registration status at RegisterToVoteFloridspan.gov.