Given the serious threat to progressive values across Florida, Equal Ground has begun an effort to engage the rising American Electorate through civic engagement activities with a goal to build and expand current capacity in communities of color with a specific emphasis on black voters and residents.
What Senate Bill 90 law means for Florida’s voters as of April 2022:
Requesting a Vote-by-Mail Ballot (VBM)
Whether requesting a mail ballot by phone, in writing, or in person from the county’s supervisor of elections office, a voter must now provide a Florida driver’s license, a Florida identification card number, or the last four digits of their social security number.
While only one form of identification is required, it’s recommended that voters provide several to ensure that the information on their VBM request can be confirmed by the election office without delays.
After the 2022 general elections, every voter who wishes to vote-by-mail must apply for a vote-by-mail ballot each general election.
Assistance with returning VBMs
SB 90 made it a misdemeanor for someone to have in their possession ballots other than:
Their immediate family members’ (parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, spouse, siblings, and siblings of spouse);
Two additional ballots.
Once signed into law, SB 524 would make it a third-degree felony for anyone to have more than the allowed ballots.
*Important: Rules for vote-by-mail ballot designees are different in Miami-Dade due to a local ordinance with additional requirements and limitations. Contact the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Office at (305-499-8444) if you have questions.
Source: All Voting is Local Florida
Florida's Voter Assistance Hotline is 866-308-6739 | Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Questions or need to report at problem at the polls Call 1-866-687-8683
Get free voter ID help by call VoteRiders at 844-338-8743
Returning Citizen Voter Questions contact Florida Rights Restoration Coalition 1-877-MYVOTE-0(1-877-698-6830).