Vote in the Florida Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

FLORIDA IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

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What elections are there in Florida? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

Florida will hold its midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senators as well as state-wide offices for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Supreme Court, and your state representatives and state senators. 

All Florida overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

All overseas voters can vote for their US Representatives and US Senators. And you may also be able to vote for Governor, Lt. Governor, State Supreme Court, and your representatives to the Florida State Legislature. It depends on the category you choose when you request your ballot:

  • If you choose "intend to return": You are eligible to vote in Florida state elections.
    *You don't have to have a set date of return and it doesn't have to be within a set time frame, but you do need to have an intention to return at some time in the future.

  • If your “return is uncertain” in Florida: You won’t be eligible to vote in Florida state elections, but you can vote for your US House Representative and US Senator.

It’s vital to vote for Democrats in Florida! Let’s send Val Demings to the US Senate to keep – and expand – the Democratic majority.

And please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – Florida state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and also for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

For detailed Florida candidate information, please click here.

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensuring the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!

Want to join the Democrats Abroad Florida State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for Florida, write to: [email protected] or click here.


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible runoffs or special elections.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Florida:

  • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022. You can send in your form by email (recommended), fax, or mail.

    • To receive a ballot by email (recommended), your FPCA must be received by November 8, 2022.

    • To receive a ballot by mail, your FPCA must be received by October 29, 2022, at 5 pm Florida time.

  • If you are NOT registered to vote, you must send in your FPCA by mail only. Your FPCA must be postmarked by October 11, 2022. 

Special – Registering to vote using Florida’s online registration:
If you have a Florida driver’s license or other state identification, you may submit your voter registration online using the Florida website: https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home
Your registration must be submitted by October 11, 2022.

You can check your voter registration status online using: http://registration.elections.myflorida.com/CheckVoterStatus.
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2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back away. You can return your ballot by fax (recommended) or mail.

  • If you send in your ballot by fax, it must be received in Florida by November 8, at 7 pm Florida time.
    For ideas on how to fax your ballot even if you don’t have access to a fax machine, please click here.

  • If you send in your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by November 8 AND received in Florida by November 18, 2022.
    For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

    And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country. 

3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: www.dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/check-your-voter-status-and-polling-place/vote-by-mail-ballot-information-and-status-lookup

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/FL; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."

And if there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to submit a “Cure Affidavit” to fix it – but it must be submitted by November 10, 2022. The earlier you send in your ballot, the more time you’ll have to fix any problems with it!


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