vote in Florida: National Voter Registration Day: Here’s how you can register to vote in Florida

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National Voter Registration Day is celebrated to remind people to check their registration status or to register. It falls on September 20 every year. The process of registering to vote is straightforward. You must meet the eligibility criteria laid down by the Florida’s Department of State.

A voter should

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Be a legal resident of Florida.
  • Be a legal resident of the county where you seek to be registered.
  • Be at least 16 years old to pre-register or at least 18 years old to register and vote.
  • Not be a person, who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated concerning voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored.
  • Not be a person convicted of a felony without having your right to vote restored.

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If you hail from the Hillsborough County region, you can register by going to any of these locations:

  • Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B Downs Blvd, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Metro Inclusive Health, 2105 N. Nebraska Ave, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • HCC, Ybor Plaza, 2112 N 15th St, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital – North, 4211 Van Dyke Rd, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • HCC – SouthShore Campus, 551 24th St NE, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • The University of South Florida, Edgar W. Koop Building (Engineering Bldg I), 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Cooley Law School, 9445 Camden Field Pkwy, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Tampa Preparatory School, 727 West Cass St, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Fred B. Karl County Center, 16th floor, 601 E Kennedy Blvd, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, 2514 N Falkenburg Rd, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Supervisor of Elections Southeast Regional Office, 10020 S US Hwy 301, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Supervisor of Elections Northwest Regional Office, 4575 Gunn Hwy, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FAQs

Q1. When is National Voter Registration Day?

A1. National Voter Registration Day is celebrated on September 20, and it looks to remind people to register or check their voter registration status.

Q2. By when do I have to register to be eligible to vote in the General Elections this year?

A2. Voters have to register by October 11 to be eligible to vote in General Elections 2022.

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