Now that it’s almost time for us to vote for our next president it has become apparent that many teenagers are reaching the age that permits them to vote. Most of this demographic pertains to recent high school graduates or students in their senior year. Being prepared is crucial for voting in the up and coming election this November. Having this in mind it may be stressful trying to figure out how to register for your voting license. Here in the state of Florida there is an easy step by step on how to get your license.
With these graduated students and seniors in high school never being a part of voting, they may not know how important it is to support their country. Mrs. Marsha Mendelovitz, a substitute teacher for Flagler County stated, “It’s important because, it’s just.. so great that we have the freedom to vote. We should take that opportunity, it’s a small way to make our voice and opinion heard.”
According to the Florida DMV website, to be eligible to vote in the state of Florida you must:
- Be a United States citizen.
- Be a Florida resident.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- You could have pre-registered to vote at 16 years old. You will still have to wait be 18 years old to vote.
Here in Florida you must register at least 29 days before the election date. You can register in person or by mail. For first time voters you need a form of identification such as an ID or a FL Identification card number. You will need a form of registration to qualify for voting. This form is the Florida Voter Registration Application (Form DS-DE 39).
You can submit this form in person to:
- A “FLHSMV” driver’s license office.
- A voter registration agency.
- An armed forces recruitment office.
- Any public library in your district.
- County Supervisor of Elections
You can mail your form to:
The Florida Division of Elections
Room 316, R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250
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