Florida Senate Bill 90 Updates

In late April 2021, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 90, an Election Administration bill revising certain sections of Florida’s Election Law. Governor DeSantis signed the bill into law on May 6, with immediate effect. Below is a brief summary of changes that may affect voters as it relates to voter registration updates, vote-by-mail requests, and ballot drop boxes. Also, Senate Bill 524 was signed in April 2022 making many changes, for example: Drop Boxes are now referred to as Secured Ballot Intake Stations. 

Voter Registration Updates:

Name and Party Changes

Name and party changes must be submitted on a Florida Voter Registration Application and must now include the voter’s Florida Driver License number or Florida ID Card number, or the last four digits of their Social Security number.


Address Changes

Address changes within the state can be submitted to the Supervisor of Elections by phone or email. Requests must now include the voter’s date of birth and a Florida Driver License number (or Florida ID Card number) or the last four digits of his/her Social Security number. Address changes may also be submitted on a Voter Registration Application or other written notice.

Vote-by-Mail Updates:

A voter must have a request on file to receive a vote-by-mail ballot. One request for a vote-by-mail ballot will cover all elections through the end of the calendar year of the next scheduled general election. Existing vote-by-mail requests on file are valid through the end of 2022.

A voter requesting a vote-by-mail ballot for themselves, either in-person, in writing, or by phone, must provide the following information:

  • Voter’s name
  • Voter’s address
  • Voter’s date of birth
  • Voter’s Florida driver’s license number or Florida ID card number, or last four digits of social security number
  • Voter’s signature (written requests only)

An immediate family member or legal guardian requesting a vote-by-mail ballot on a voter’s behalf, must provide the additional information:

  • Requestor’s name
  • Requestor’s address
  • Requestor’s date of birth
  • Requestor’s Florida driver’s license number or Florida ID card number, or last four digits of social security number
  • Requestor’s relationship to the voter
  • Requestor’s signature (written requests only) 

A request for a ballot to be mailed to an address other than the voter’s address on file must be in writing and signed by the voter including the voter’s Florida driver license number or Florida ID card number or the last four digits of their social security number.

Secure Ballot Intake Stations:

  • Secure ballot intake stations/drop boxes must be continuously monitored by elections personnel and will only be available at the Supervisor of Elections office and at all Early Voting sites during Early Voting hours.
  • It is unlawful for any person to physically possess more than two vote-by-mail ballots per election in addition to his or her own ballot or a ballot belonging to an immediate family member.