Election Information and Reminders

Posted By: Johnmichael Fernandez Industry News,

Election day is quickly approaching and will take place on Tuesday, November 8th. It is the North Central Florida Apartment Association’s priority to keep members informed on upcoming deadlines and general information about the election this November 8th. Floridians have three convenient ways to vote: vote-by-mail, early voting, or on election day.


The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election, or you can pick up a vote-by-mail ballot up until the election day. All vote-by-mail ballots must be received by your local supervisor of elections no later than 7 p.m. on the day of the election. The United States Postal Service recommends that all vote-by-mail ballots be mailed no later than one week before the election to account for unforeseen events or weather. For further information on vote-by-mail ballots, please click here.

Early Voting

Depending on the county where you are registered to vote, the early voting timeframe may differ. The early voting period must start at least on the 10th day before the election and end on the 3rd day before the election. In addition, supervisors of elections have the option to offer more early voting on the 15th, 14th, 13th, 12th, 11th, or 2nd day before an election. 

Voters who want to vote early should present the following at the early voting site:

  • A valid photo identification; and
  • A signature identification.

Voters can vote at any early voting site within the county when the site is open. To find the information to your county’s supervisor of elections, please visit this link.


Election Day Voting

The polls are open on Election Day, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (local time). Any voters waiting in line at 7:00 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot. To find your precinct or polling location, or for the most current information about polling place changes, visit your supervisor of elections' website. Contact information for your Supervisor of Election can be found here. Whether voting during early voting or on Election Day, you must bring a current and valid photo ID with signature. Any one of the following photo IDs, found through this link, will be accepted.

If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature. If you do not bring proper ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

If you are looking for any further information, please visit the Florida Division of Elections’ website here. If you have any questions about NCFAA's advocacy efforts or you would like to become more involved, you can contact Johnmichael, Local Government Affairs Manager, at johnmichael@faahq.org or by phone at 407-960-2910.