The deadline to register for the first time in Florida and be able to vote in the November 8, 2022 General Election is October 11, 2022.

In election “lingo,” it’s known as the “book closing” deadline. Per Florida Statute 97.055, the registration books must be closed on the 29th day before each election.

“I want to encourage voters to visit our website or call our office at 407.742.6000 to verify their voter status.” said Osceola County Supervisor of Elections, Mary Jane Arrington.

What are the qualifications for voting in Florida?

To be eligible to register to vote you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States, be a legal resident of Florida and  be a legal resident of the county in which you seek to be registered.
  • Be at least 18 years old to register and vote.
  • Not be a person who has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored.
  • Not be a person convicted of a felony without having your right to vote restored.

For trusted information about state and local elections, visit the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections website, and the Florida Department of State’s website at

For additional information, please or call 407-742-6000.