Registering to Vote at Your Rental Apartments in Gainesville, Florida
Voting is an important part of being a responsible citizen. It’s your chance to affect how your city, county, state and national governments are run. But if you don’t register to vote, you’ll find yourself turned away at the polls. It’s quick and easy to register, so no matter who you plan to vote for, make sure you are properly registered before you head out to vote.
If you live at Bellamay Grand rental apartments in Gainesville, Florida, you must meet the following conditions before you can register to vote in our district:
- Be a citizen of the U.S.A.
- Be a resident of Florida
- Be a resident of Alachua county
- Be 18 years or older
- Not be adjudicated mentally incapacitated in respect to voting
- If you’ve been convicted of a felony, you must have had your civil rights restored
- Have a Florida driver’s license, Florida ID card or social security number
To vote in Florida, you must fill out a Voter Registration Application, available at the Florida Department of Election’s website. Be sure to fill out the application using a black ballpoint pen, and then mail the form, along with any necessary documentation, to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections at 111 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32601, or drop it off in person. While you can register to vote at any time, there are deadlines for each election, and registering after a deadline will prevent you from voting until the next election. Be sure to check on these dates so you get your application in early.
If you’ve already registered to vote, but have changed your permanent residence, you’re required to inform the election boards if you intend to vote. This will ensure you remain on the right voter rolls and receive a ballot with the right candidates.