Registration Requirements

On this page you can find out what qualifications are necessary for voter registration, where you can obtain the form, and other important information you should know as a voter. 


Who: 

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Legal resident of Okaloosa County, Florida
  • At least 18 years of age to vote; may pre-register at 17 or when applying for a driver's license after turning 16 
  • No felony convictions or adjudication of mental incompetence unless civil rights have been restored


What: 

  • Register early, before books close (29 days before any election)
  • Watch for election information - municipal elections every year and state-wide primary and general elections in even-numbered years
  • Single permanent registration for all elections in your district as long as you keep your address current with the elections office
  • "One man, one vote" depends on your residence address to protect the integrity of the electoral system in a representative form of government 


Where: 

  • Elections offices
  • Driver's License Bureaus/Okaloosa County Tax Collector Offices
  • Public assistance offices
  • Public Libraries
  • Numerous other county-wide sites
  • Click here to fill out a Voter's Registration Form online or
  • Click here to be taken to the Division of Elections website where you can download a form and register to vote


Beginning January 1, 2006, voter registration will be state wide. Moving between counties in Florida will be considered an address change, not subject to the 29-day book-closing which applies to first time Florida registrants.