Signature Update - (Revised 5-9-16)
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It is very important to update your signature on file, as it may change throughout the years.  If you:

  • have been registered for many years and your signature style has changed;
    From this:                                                 To this:
               signature                          scribble signature

  • have been married or divorced; or

  • are unable to write. (See below*)

You should update your signature by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application Form to the Department of Elections.

Signatures in your registration record are used to verify signatures on petitions, vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots.  If your signatures do not match, your petition or ballot will not count.

  • Vote-by-Mail Ballots are canvassed 15 days before each election.  The signature on file at the start of the canvassing of vote-by-mail ballots is the signature that will be used to verify your signature on the voter's certificate.  Therefore, make sure you have submitted an update prior to the start of canvassing.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are a caregiver to someone whose signature needs to be updated for any reason, Power of Attorney cannot be accepted in place of the voter's signature or mark.  For specific instructions, please contact the department.

 

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