Take Charge for Your Country

Even if you don’t turn 18 before the upcoming presidential election, you can still make a major impact on the country’s future by registering to vote.

What’s In It for Me?
Voting isn’t just about picking the president. In the next few years you’ll get to cast your ballot in local, state and congressional elections. It’s your chance to take charge of your country and community. Your vote is your voice in issues relating to the country’s environment, education, health care system, civil rights and more.

How Do I Get Started?
Visit dos.myflorida.com/elections to download a registration form. Fill it out; then send it to your county’s supervisor of elections office. The addresses can be found on the second page of the application.

“Young voters should be aware that there are three ways to exercise your right to vote in Florida — voting by mail, early voting and voting at the polls on election day. Students who are going off to college and have questions about voting should contact their local supervisor of elections office for additional information. There are many resources available to voters of all ages at both the state and local levels.”

Christie Fitz-Patrick
Legislative Affairs Director,
Florida Department of State
2010 graduate, University of South Florida, Tampa