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Voter Registration Agencies

All public libraries in Florida have been designated by the National Voter Registration Act (52 U.S.C. § 20506) and state law (97.058, Florida Statutes) to serve as a voter registration agency (VRA).

Any eligible U.S. citizen can register to vote at a VRA. The VRA must provide access to a voter registration form in hardcopy or online via

Unless an applicant declines help, your library staff must assist them to fill out the registration application or to update their voter record in the same way you would help them apply for a library card.

What VRAs must do

As stated in the Florida Administrative Code (1S-2.048), a VRA must:

  • Designate a National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) Coordinator and notify the Florida Division of Elections of their name, contact information and any subsequent changes to this information. If a designation is not made, the Division of Library and Information Services provides the Division of Elections contact information for the public library system administrator.
  • The library is responsible for providing training to library staff that will be carrying out the duties of the VRA. This can include in-house training, training offered by the County Supervisor of Elections’ office, or training by the Department of State’s NVRA Coordinator on voter registration responsibilities.
  • Accept voter registration applications that users fill in on premises, drop off, or mail in.
  • Forward all complete and incomplete hardcopy applications to the County Supervisor of Elections office within five calendar days of receipt.
  • Send a quarterly email to [email protected] with the number of hardcopy applications forwarded by the library to the Florida Division of Elections.

Reporting calendar for quarterly statistics


Report Period

Due Date


Jan 1 - March 31

April 15


April 1 - June 30

July 15


July 1 - Sept 30

Oct 15


Oct 1 - Dec 31

Jan 15

More VRA information

Refer to this DOE webpage for additional VRA information.

Contact us

Please review the cited Florida Statutes and Florida Administrative Code and contact the Bureau of Library Development at [email protected] or the Division of Elections at [email protected] if you have any questions about your library’s responsibilities serving as a VRA.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.