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Contact: Brittany Lesser

General Election Upcoming on Tuesday November 4

Tallahassee –

Secretary of State Ken Detzner released the following statement prior to the General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 

"Voting is one of our most fundamental rights, and I encourage all eligible voters who have not voted early or by absentee before Election Day to exercise that right by going to the polls on November 4,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “On Election Day, the polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Visit for more information on how to prepare.”

At the polls, voters will be asked to provide a valid photo ID with signature. The following photo IDs will be accepted:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification

 If the photo ID does not contain a signature, voters will be asked to provide another ID that has a signature. If voters do not bring acceptable ID, they may still vote a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot cast by a voter entitled to vote in the precinct where it was cast will count if the signature on the provisional ballot envelope matches the signature on the voter registration application.

For more information on voting and how to contact your Supervisor of Elections, visit The information is also available in Spanish.

Florida’s election results will be available on the Florida Election Watch website, Visitors to the site will be able to customize results tracking by contest, county and other categories. Please be aware that while Florida polls close at 7 p.m., Florida has two time zones. Voting will not be completed statewide until 7 p.m. Central/8 p.m. Eastern, at which time, election results will be released.


About the Division of Elections
The Division of Elections supports the Secretary of State, Florida’s chief election officer, in ensuring that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division’s three primary bureaus; the Bureau of Election Records, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, have several responsibilities in the areas of legal compliance and elections administration to ensure that Florida’s election laws are uniformly interpreted and implemented.  The Division also assists local Supervisors of Elections in their duties, and promotes enhanced public awareness and participation in the electoral process. For more information about Florida’s elections, visit