Florida Voting Records online consist of Voting Records online consist of voter registration lists and election records. Indexed collections will be the easiest to search; image-only collections will contain the most information.

 

In the United States voting rights have always come with limitations. In the 1700s and early 1800s, voting rights were restricted primarily to white men who owned property and some states restricted voting rights even further.

 

During the 1800s voting rights restrictions were gradually reduced and voters didn’t need to own property and, after 1870, race was not a qualification to vote but some states still restricted voting through poll taxes (a tax paid to vote which affected the less affluent), literacy tests, all-white primaries, and language requirements.

 

The 1900s saw the greatest expansion of voting rights including:

  • rights were extended to women (1920)

  • the Voting Rights Acts to prevent additional prohibitive voting laws (1965)

  • poll taxes were banned in the U.S. by the Supreme Court (1966) 

  • the right to vote for anyone 18 years old or older (1971)

  • protection for language minorities (1975)

  • protection for people with disabilities (1982)

  • and simplified voter registration (1993).

 

Voting records may include:

  • name

  • physical description of person

  • age

  • gender

  • registration date

  • dates voted

  • residence

  • marital status

  • property ownership

  • occupation

  • place of birth

  • citizenship status, if naturalized, date, court

 

 

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Florida Voting Records online at the state level

Florida – Voting Registers – Florida, County Voter Registration Records, 1867-1905, index links to images, at FS

Florida – Voting Registers – Voter registration rolls, 1867-1905, at FS

Florida – Election Records – Florida territorial and state election records, 1826-1865, at FS

Florida – Election Records – Statehood election returns, 1845, at FS

Florida – Voting Registers – Florida, Voter Registration Rolls, 1867-1868, at Anc$

Florida – Voting Registers – Florida Memory Project, Voter Registration Rolls, 1867-1868, at FM

Florida – Voting Registers – 1845 Florida Election Returns, at FM

Florida – State and County Officer Directories, 1868-1969, at FM

 

 

Florida Voting Records online at the county level

Benton County – Voting Records – Benton County Voting Records online*, at FLGWA

Escambia County – Voting Records – Escambia County Voting Records online, at FLGWA

Escambia County – Voting Records – Escambia County Voting Records online, at FLGW

Franklin County – Voting Records – Franklin County Voting Records online, at FLGW

Franklin County – Voting Registers – Registered Voters, 1874-1884, at FS

Orange County – Voting Records – Orange County Voting Records online, at FLGW

Taylor County – Voting Records – Taylor County Voting Records online, at FLGW

Taylor County – Voting Records – Taylor County Voting Records online, at FLGWA

Florida Voting Records online at the city level

St. Augustine – Voting Registers – St. Augustine, Florida Voter Registration Lists : for the Period 1890 Thru 1916, at FS

 

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