How to Change Party Affiliations in Florida

by Amanda Delgado

If your political views have changed and you no longer want to be affiliated with the same party, you can switch to a different one at any time. Florida's Division of Elections offers more than 30 minor political parties to choose from, in addition to the major Democratic and Republican parties. If you plan to vote in primary elections, keep in mind that Florida residents can only vote for the candidate representing their registered party.

Visit the Florida Division of Election's "Voter Registration" page at election.dos.state.fl.us/voter-registration. Click "Register to Vote" then click "Florida Voter Registration Application" to download a PDF version of this document.

Complete the registration application online or print it out and fill it in using a black ballpoint pen. Mark the box for "Party Change" in Section 1, then provide the required information, which includes citizenship, date of birth and your full name. Select a party affiliation. Print the application if you completed it online. Sign and date the bottom.

Mail the registration application in an envelope with a first class stamp on it to your County Supervisor of Elections. Look at the second page of the PDF document to find the address for your county's office. The Supervisor of Elections will send you an updated voter registration card.

Items you will need

  • Adobe Reader
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Pen (black ball-point)
  • Envelope
  • Stamp

Tips

  • If you're choosing a party other than Democratic or Republican, select the "Minor Party" box and write the name of the party affiliation next to it. Mark "None" if you do not wish to choose a party affiliation.
  • You can mail or bring your signed application to any Supervisor of Elections office in Florida, the Division of Elections, a voter registration agency, a driver's license office or an armed forces recruitment office.
  • Check your updated voter registration card to make sure the information on it is correct. Call your county Supervisor of Elections if you have any questions or concerns.

Warning

  • Providing false information on the registration application could lead to a third degree felony charge. As of 2010, a conviction can result in a fine of up to $5,000 or up to five years in prison.

Photo Credits

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