You may register to vote if you are at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of the State of Florida and a legal resident of the county in which you seek to be registered. Please contact our office for a copy of Voter Residency Guidelines in Florida.
You may also pre-register on or after your sixteenth (16th) birthday, and may vote in any election occurring on or after your 18th birthday.
The following persons, who might be otherwise qualified, are not entitled to register or vote:
- A person who is not registered may not vote.
- A person who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in this or any other state and who has not had his or her right to vote restored pursuant to law.
- A person who has been convicted of any felony by any court of record and who has not had his or her right to vote restored pursuant to law. Effective January 8, 2019, Amendment 4, the Voting Restoration Amendment, restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions (excluding murder and sexual offenses) after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. A convicted felon is entitled to request an advisory opinion from the Division of Elections regarding:
For the Court’s Standards Governing Eligibility to Vote After a felony Conviction. https://dos.myflorida.com/media/703156/attach2-standards-for-eligibilitywlink.pdf
Forms and Rules are also available at the Supervisor of Elections office.
You can start the registration process by using our convenient online Voter Registration Application.
You may register to vote or obtain a Voter Registration Application at many other locations in Nassau County. Click here for a complete list of Voter Registration Agencies.
You may also register to vote in person at the Supervisor of Elections office:
James S. Page Governmental Complex
96135 Nassau Place, Suite 3
Yulee, Florida 32097
Upon acceptance of your voter registration application, you should receive a Voter Information Card within two weeks. If you do not, please contact our office.
If you register to vote by mail, please be aware of the following information:
Pursuant to the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) enacted by the United States Congress, Florida Statute 97.0535 provides certain requirements for anyone who registers to vote by mail. Each applicant who registers by mail and who has never previously voted in the state and who the department has verified has not been issued a current and valid Florida driver’s license, Florida identification card, or social security number shall be required to provide a copy of a current and valid identification (see acceptable forms of identification below) or indicate that he or she is exempt from the requirements prior to voting.
To be exempt from the above qualifications, you must meet one of the following requirements:
- Be 65 years of age or older.
- Have a temporary or permanent physical disability.
- Be a member of the uniformed service on active duty who, by reason of such active duty, is absent from the county on Election Day.
- Be a member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, is absent from the county on Election Day.
- Be a spouse or dependent of a member referred to above who, by reason of the active duty or service of the member, is absent from the county on Election Day.
- Be residing outside the United States and eligible to vote in Florida.
The following forms of identification shall be considered current and valid if they contain your name AND photograph and have not expired:
- United States passport or United States Passport Card
- Student identification
- Debit or credit card
- Retirement center identification
- Military identification
- Neighborhood association identification
- Public assistance identification
- Veteran Health ID Card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
- License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to S.790.06
- Employee ID Card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county or a municipality
OR you may provide a copy of one of the following types of identification which contains your name AND current residential address:
- Utility bill
- Government check
- Bank Statement
- Other government document (excludes Voter Information Card)
For more information regarding voter registration, please refer to the State of Florida Voter Registration and Voting Guide.
Voter Residency Guidelines in Florida
It is against Florida and federal laws to discriminate against a homeless person. The voter registration laws cannot be applied in a manner to deny such person the right to register to vote. Therefore, a person who is homeless or without a permanent ‘traditional’ home but intends to remain permanently in the locale can register using an address for:
1) The place where he or she regularly receives messages
2) The church if it agrees to accept mail or messages on the person’s behalf
3) The shelter or other local that a person frequents and could be reached
4) The specific post office for general delivery. It may even be a specific street corner, park bench, vacant lot, etc., to where the person frequently rests or returns and intends to serve as the “home‐base”.
The point is to be able to locate and assign a precinct to correspond with that location.