Governor Ron DeSantis today announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has awarded $150.9 million to Bay County and $20 million to Mexico Beach to help the communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis and FDEM Award $150.9 Million to Bay County and $20 Million to Mexico Beach for Hurricane Michael Recovery
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Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott A. Rivkees today announced three appointments to the Department of Health’s executive leadership team. [Read more…] about Florida Surgeon General Announces New Agency Leadership
The Florida Forest Service is highlighting the dangers associated with wildfire, encouraging Floridians to prioritize wildfire prevention and preparation during National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6 – 12. [Read more…] about Florida Forest Service Highlights National Fire Prevention Week
Governor Ron DeSantis today announced his proposal to increase the minimum salary for teachers across the state. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal to Increase Minimum Salary for Florida Teachers
Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried today unveiled an ambitious legislative package of bills to address energy efficiency, climate change, resiliency, and clean energy research. [Read more…] about Commissioner Nikki Fried Unveils Major Energy & Climate Legislative Package
The State Board of Education unanimously approved a new rule requiring instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K-12. [Read more…] about Florida First State in Nation to Teach K-12 Child Trafficking Prevention
Governor Ron DeSantis today announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) has approved more than $100 million in mitigation grants for local governments impacted by Hurricane Irma through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Has Approved More Than $100 Million in Mitigation Grants for Hurricane Irma
Governor Ron DeSantis today announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is awarding $1.1 million to Mexico Beach to support fire department and law enforcement operations as the city recovers from Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $1.1 Million to Support Mexico Beach Fire Department and Law Enforcement Operations
Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee encourages eligible Floridians to register to vote in celebration of National Voter Registration Day, which is observed each year in September to increase participation in our electoral process.
“With the 2020 elections just around the corner, National Voter Registration Day is the perfect time for eligible Floridians to register to vote or for registered voters to update their information,” said Secretary Lee. “Voter registration applications can be submitted through several convenient and secure methods, including online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov.”
Floridians can register to vote or update their existing registration through the Department’s online voter registration website RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. Users will need their Florida driver license or Florida identification card and the last four digits of their social security number. Florida residents also have the option to use the website to complete, print and sign a paper application that can be mailed or hand-delivered to their local Supervisor of Elections.
In addition to RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov, there are several other ways eligible Floridians can register to vote. Eligible Floridians can apply through:
- Any Supervisor of Elections office;
- Any office, including a tax collector’s office, that issues driver licenses or Florida identification cards;
- The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ online website for renewing a driver license or state identification card; and
- Any voter registration agency such as a public assistance office or public library.
Florida residents can check their current voter registration status by using the Florida Department of State’s Voter Information Lookup tool.
For more information, please visit the Division of Elections’ website at dos.myflorida.com/elections.
About the Division of Elections
The Florida Department of State’s 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 bureaus: 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 dos.myflorida.com/elections.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement completed a three-year project to process older sexual assault kits submitted by local law enforcement agencies to FDLE labs following a 2016 Sexual Assault Kit Assessment. [Read more…] about FDLE completes 3-year sexual assault kit project