The mission of the Florida Division of Elections office is to provide statewide coordination and direction for the interpretation and enforcement of election laws, as required by the Florida Statutes, and to provide supervision to the Bureaus in the division.
- The Florida Election Code, Chapters 97 through 106, Florida Statutes, regulates all state and county elections. Portions of the election code also pertain to municipalities and special districts in the state and to federal elections.
- Elections are conducted in Florida almost every week of the year by county supervisors of elections or city clerks. Major state and county elections are held in even-numbered years. The Governor calls special elections in circumstances necessary to fill vacancies created by deaths, resignations, etc. Many county referendum elections, special district elections and city elections are held in odd-numbered years. Therefore, on a daily basis, the staff in the director’s office provides election-related assistance to the 67 supervisors of elections and their staff, municipalities, special districts, county and city attorneys, candidates, political committees, committees of continuous existence, elected officials, the media, the public and other election officials throughout the United States.
The Florida Division of Elections website houses all election information for the state of Florida: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/index.shtml.
Elections are administered in each of Florida's 67 counties by an elected Supervisor of Elections.