The November 3 general election is less than a month away, and today, Monday, Oct 5 is the deadline to register to vote here in Florida.

To register to vote in Florida you must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, live in Florida and be a legal resident of the county in which you register.

You do not have to declare a political party affiliation to register to vote in the general election, but if you live in Florida and have moved, you won’t need to re-register to vote. You will need to update your address on your voter registration record.

To register, you must provide your current and valid Florida Driver License or Florida Identification card number. If you do not have one of these, you must provide the last four (4) digits of your Social Security number. If you have not been issued any of these items, you must write “NONE” in the box indicated on the Voter Registration Application. If your application is complete and you qualify as a voter, the Supervisor of Elections will mail you a Voter Information Letter as official notification that you are registered to vote. Make sure all of the information in your letter is correct. If you do not receive a confirmation letter within 8 weeks, or if you have any questions, please call the supervisor of elections office at 407.742.6000.

The Florida Department of State has a Voter Information Lookup that makes it possible for residents to check their voter registration status. Check your voting status here.

In Florida registered voters can begin early voting starting Oct. 24.