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Ospreys Vote

Ospreys understand the importance of voting and being civically engaged. A vision of UNF is to have all eligible Ospreys participate in elections and vote! In order to do that, we have compiled voter registration and voting information for you. You can also join Osprey Vote, which will provide you with the same information in an easy-to-navigate mobile application. Osprey Vote will let you register to vote, create a voting plan, identify upcoming civically engaged activities/events, and incentivizes the process via the prize store.

If you are new to voting, new to the area, or are looking for information about voting, expand the following links to help answer your questions.

  • Registration deadlines and election dates

    Voter Registration Deadline: 29 days before Election Day

    2022 Midterm Election Cycle

    • Primary Election Registration Deadline: July 25
    • Primary Election: August 23
    • General Election Registration Deadline: October 11
    • General Election: November 8
  • What type of ID do I need to register?

    Florida’s voter registration form asks for your Florida driver’s license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have one. To register to vote online, you’ll need your Florida driver’s license or ID number and issued date, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.

  • If you'd like to vote using your campus address...

    Use the correctly formatted dorm address!

    UNF's Housing Mail Services has instructions about using your dorm address.

    Make sure that you can access a vote-by-mail ballot in any scenario!

    If you plan to vote by mail while registered at your campus address, ensure that you make arrangements to receive your vote-by-mail ballot at a mailing address that you're certain you will be able to receive mail from in any situation during the month of October. This may entail contacting your local elections office or updating the address to which your ballot should be sent via the website for your state's elections officials.

  • Voting in Florida 101

    The Campus Vote Project Florida voting guidelines include information about who is eligible to vote, where to vote, and what you need to do to vote. If you are registered to vote in another state, navigate to your voting state.

  • What type of ID do I need to vote?
    Florida requires voters to present a photo ID with a signature in order to vote with a regular ballot on Election Day and during early voting. Acceptable photo IDs are:
    • Student ID
    • Florida driver’s license or ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
    • U.S. passport
    • Debit or credit card
    • Military ID
    • Retirement center ID
    • Neighborhood association ID
    • Public assistance ID
    • Veteran Health ID issued by the VA
    • Concealed weapons license
    • Employee ID issued by the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality
    If your photo ID lacks a signature, bring another ID with a signature such as a credit or debit card. Your additional signature ID does not have to have a photo. If you lack proper ID, you can vote a provisional ballot which will be counted if you are an eligible voter, voted in the proper precinct, and your signature on the provisional ballot affidavit matches the signature on your registration form.
  • By mail

    Any registered voter may vote by mail in Florida without an excuse.

    To request a vote-by-mail ballot, you must provide your Florida driver's license number, Florida identification card number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Vote-by-mail applications are available on each County Supervisor of Elections website or by contacting your supervisor’s office.

    A request for a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed to you must be received by the supervisor no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election.

    Vote-by-mail ballots can also be picked up in person until – and including on – Election Day. To pick up a ballot on Election Day, a form must be filled out affirming that an emergency exists that keeps the voter from being able to vote at their assigned polling place.

    Completed vote-by-mail ballots may be returned by mail, in person to the voter’s supervisor of elections, or at an authorized secure drop box or other staffed, designated authorized locations. Drop boxes that were available in 2020 may not be available any longer. Please contact your supervisor of elections for locations.

    Completed ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.

  • Early in-person

    Any registered voter may vote early in person without an excuse.

    Early voting must begin on the 10th day before Election Day and end on the 3rd day before Election Day.

    Each county may open and close its early voting polling locations at different times, for a minimum of 8 hours per day. Counties may also offer additional early voting dates.

    Early voting locations and times will be posted before each election or contact your County Supervisor of Elections

    For more information about early voting, visit the Florida Department of State website.

  • Election Day

    Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have a right to vote.

  • How can I learn more about what I am voting for?

    The easiest way to find out what is on your ballot is by utilizing resources that capture information about candidates and issues such as the Campus Vote Project or the Voter's Education Fund website- latter website not only shows you what races are on your ballot but also provides you with candidates' answers to questions that are important to voters.