FAQ’s

Q. Where can i learn about the programs and states Claim your vote is targeting for the 2018 midterm elections?

A. We have a page describing our programs in New Hampshire and Florida for the 2018 elections. See our target states page for additional details.

Q. What do I need to register to vote in New Hampshire?

A. See our page on New Hampshire for voter registration instructions.

Q. What do I need to do in order to register to vote by mail in Florida?

A. Follow the prompts on our Florida page to see which set of instructions apply to you.

Q: How are we teamed up with flic to solve our florida problem?

A. Claim your Vote (CYV) is working with the Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC – www.Floridaimmigrant.org ) to expand FLIC’s existing call center, thereby expanding both the number of inbound texts and calls it can receive and the number of outbound calls it can make. The call center will be staffed with trained, bilingual attendants, some of whom will be located at FLIC’s Miami office and some of whom will be home agents.

 Map of Florida’s 26th Congressional District

Map of Florida’s 26th Congressional District

CYV and FLIC, using data purchased from a data analytics firm, will send text messages to the cell phones of over 60,000 displaced Puerto Rican’s in the 26th district. Through guidance from our website, and the call center, these citizens will receive detailed information on how to register to vote. They will additionally receive polling information and reminders prior to and on election day.

Florida has a habit of purging registered voters. Using the Democratic Party’s Voter Access Network, CYV and FLIC will text all registered voters to remind them to verify their registrations, and, if there is a problem with their registration, help them correct it.

FLIC and CYV will work together to expand the use of Vote By Mail (VBM).  

  1. Alert voters whose two-year VBM registration is expiring that they need to re-register, and that they can chose the “forever” option.

  2. Ask voters to register for VBM as an insurance measure against last minute issues, like excessively long lines, and other obstacles that might come up at the last minute. Also, this ballot is a long one, so the voter has more time to consider their options.

Q: Where can i find more information about voting in florida?

A. For additional reading visit: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-education-toolkit/

Q: I am having difficulty understanding or obtaining identification for voting. Who can help me?  

A.  You will find a very detailed and clear Voter ID guide at VoteRiders.org. or by calling: (844) 338-8743.   

 Florida Guide:  https://www.voteriders.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FL-Voter-ID-Guide-2018v1.pdf

They can also assist those having difficulty obtaining required voter identification.

Q: When is Election Day in Florida?

A: Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. On Election Day, polls will be open statewide from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Any voters waiting in line at 7:00 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot. If you do not know where your polling place is, contact your county Supervisor of Elections. You can also find your precinct and polling place on your county Supervisor of Elections’ website or by using the Voter Information Lookup.

Q: Does Florida have Early Voting?  

 A: All 67 of Florida’s counties will be offering early voting from October 27 – November 3. In addition, each county Supervisor of Elections may, at his or her own discretion, offer additional days of early voting. Contact your county Supervisor of Elections for more information.

Early Voting –  How to cast a ballot at an early voting location before election day.

Q: Does Florida allow Vote By Mail? 

A: Florida does allow Vote-by-mail. For additional details go to: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/

The deadline to ask for a ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. A voter may pick up a vote-by-mail ballot from the office of their Supervisor of Elections through the day before the election or, if an emergency exists, on the day of the election. Generally, vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections’ office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be canvassed and counted; vote-by-mail ballots from overseas voters shall be counted if they are received within 10 days of the General Election, provided they are postmarked no later than the day of the election. Contact your county Supervisor of Elections for more information.

If you request a Vote-by-Mail ballot, REMEMBER TO SIGN IT! Your signature must EXACTLY match the signature you used when your registered to vote.  

If you change your mind and decide NOT to mail your vote in, YOU MUST BRING THE VBM Ballot to the polling place on the day you go to vote. Otherwise, your vote may not be counted.

Q: I registered by mail. How do I know my registration went through?

A: You should receive a voter information card from your County Board of Supervisors within two weeks of registration. You can check your registration online at: Voter Information Lookup - Check your voter registration status and find your polling place.

Or you can contact your county Supervisor of Elections directly to check the status of your registration.

Q: How Can I Request A Sample Ballot in Florida? 

A: In the General Election, federal and state races will be on the ballot including the offices of U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor, Attorney General, Commissioner of Agriculture, Chief Financial Officer, State Senator and State Representative, judicial retention and proposed constitutional amendments and revisions. You can view a list of candidates that file with the Division of Elections by searching the Candidates and Races Database.  

There are 13 proposed constitutional amendments or revisions on the General Election ballot. Please see the Proposed Constitutional Amendment Booklet for details:

English – PDF 

Español – PDF 

For more specific information about what will be on your ballot, refer to your county Supervisor of Elections’ website or contact your county Supervisor of Elections to obtain a sample ballot in English or en Español.