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As a voter, it is your responsibility to keep your voter registration record current and up-to-date with your county supervisor of elections office. Voters are encouraged to update their voter registration prior to Election Day to avoid completing paperwork and ensure a smooth voting experience. Use our online Voter Registration Status Tool to look-up your voter registration. Record changes/updates can be made by completing and submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application online, in person, or by mail.

When Can I Update my Voter Registration

All registered voters in the state of Florida can update their voter registration record at any time, with the exception of a political party change for a primary election. All party changes for a primary election must be made by the registration deadline (bookclosing) which is 29 days before the election. If the request is made after the deadline, the change will not take effect until after the election.


Name Change

If your name changes by marriage or other legal process, please notify us of this change by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application or a signed written notice that includes your date of birth or voter registration number.

Address Change

The residential address on your voter registration record determines where you must vote on Election Day as well as the candidates and issues available for you to vote on in any election. To avoid going to the incorrect voting location and having to execute a change of address before voting, please ensure we have your current address on file.

Residential or mailing address changes made within the State of Florida can be made any of the following ways:

  • OnlineAddress Change Service
  • By phone: 352-620-3290
  • In person: Marion County Election Center, 981 NE 16th Street, Ocala, FL 34470
  • In writing:

Email: VoteByMail@VoteMarion.Gov

Fax: 352-620-3286

Mail: PO Box 289, Ocala, FL 34478-0289

If you are moving to a residential address that is out of the state of Florida, you must register to vote in your new state. To cancel your voter registration in the state of Florida and be removed from the Marion County voter rolls, download and complete the Voter Registration Removal Form.

Mail the completed form to:

Marion County Election Center 
PO Box 289
Ocala, FL  34478-0289

Signature Change

Over time our signatures begin to change and those with physical disabilities or affected by a disease may have difficulty maintaining a consistent signature. Signatures are compared against the voter’s record to verify and count petitions, vote-by-mail ballots, and provisional ballots. If the signature provided does not match, the ballot or petition may not count.

To update your signature or identifying mark, you must submit a Florida Voter Registration Application.You can use Online Voter Registration to update your information, and it will add the signature from your Driver License or Florida ID to your voter record. Or you can you can download and print a Florida Voter Registration Application (English PDFEspañol PDF) and deliver it our office in person or by mail.

If returning a vote by mail ballot, a voter may update their signature up until the day our office receives their ballot.


Party Affiliation Change

All party changes for a primary election must be made by the registration deadline which is 29 days before the primary election. For a general election, a party change can be made at any time. A voter can declare or change his or her party affiliation submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application or a signed, written notice that includes the voter's date of birth or Florida voter registration number.

Information on Florida's major and minor political parties can be found on the Florida Division of Election's website

Florida is a Closed Primary state. In partisan office contests in a primary election, a voter may only vote for the candidates of the party in which he or she is registered. Voters registered with no party affiliation (NPA) are not eligible to vote for partisan candidates in a primary election unless a Universal Primary Contest (UPC) occurs.

All registered voters regardless of party affiliation are entitled to vote on non-partisan candidates and issues. 

In a General Election, all registered voters receive the same ballot regardless of their party affiliation and are eligible to vote for any candidate. 


How Do I Obtain a Florida Voter Registration Application?

If you choose to submit an application by mail, please return your completed and signed Florida Voter Registration Application to:

Marion County Election Center 
PO Box 289
Ocala, FL  34478-0289


How Do I Order a Replacement Voter Information Card?

Voter Information Cards are issued to all newly registered voters within ten days of registering.  Replacement voter information cards are automatically mailed to voters who make changes to their voter registration record.

If you lose or misplace your voter information card and would like to order a replacement card to be sent to you, submit a Florida Voter Registration Application or a signed, written request.

Voter information cards are used for informational purposes only and are not required to vote on Election Day.

Under Florida law, F.S. 668.6076, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.