Friday, October 05, 2012

What You Need To Know About Identification for the General Election

Broward County, Florida (October 3, 2012) –Tuesday, October 9, 2012 is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming General Election.  We would like to inform Broward County voters that in order to accommodate the potential voter, our offices will remain open Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9, 2012 until 7:00 p.m.

Main Broward Supervisor of Elections Office
Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave.
Room #102
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Voting Equipment Center
at the Lauderhill Mall
3:00 pm-5:00pm
1501 NW 40th Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33313

PLEASE NOTE:  New voter applications must be in our office by 7:00 p.m. next Tuesday, October 9, 2012 or must bear a postmark of October 9.

·         Once you are registered to vote, please remember that you will receive your voter information card in two to three weeks.  While you wait for your voter information card, you can find pertinent information regarding your polling place on our website by clicking on Precinct Finder .

  • You do not need your voter information card in order to vote as it is not a form of ID.  The voter information card is an informational piece.

  • Florida law requires voters to present a picture ID with signature.  Acceptable forms of ID are: Florida Driver’s License (quickest to process), Florida ID Card (quickest to process), US Passport, Military or Student ID, Public Assistance ID, Neighborhood association identification and Debit/Credit Card.

  • If the voter’s picture ID does not contain a signature, an additional document with signature may be used.

  • By law, your voter ID must be current and valid.

  • You will be asked for ID, if you do not have ID, by law you MUST vote a Provisional Ballot. 

  • I.D. required and checked at the polls is used solely to confirm the voter’s identity, not to verify the voter’s ID number or address. The photograph on the ID is compared to the person standing before the poll worker and the signature on the ID is compared to the signature on record.   

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