Letter to the editor


Did you know you can now register to vote or make changes to your voter information online? 

On Oct. 1, 2017, Florida joined 35 other states and the District of Columbia in making online voter registration available. RegistertovoteFlorida.gov is mobile-friendly and accessible through our website votesjc.com by selecting Register to Vote. This new service is convenient, simple and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To submit a registration online, applicants will need a Florida driver’s license or state identification (ID) card and the last four digits of their social security number to complete and submit the voter registration application electronically. Once the individual’s identity is verified and the application is deemed complete, a voter information card will be issued by the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Office.

The website has multiple safeguards in place to verify and protect a person’s identity and personal information, including a state-of-the-art firewall, data encryption, , session time-out after inactivity and the use of multi screens. 

The website requires information that only the person seeking to register or change an existing registration should know. All of this information is verified in real-time in order for a person to complete the application process online. If the information cannot be verified, a person is not able to move forward with submitting the application electronically. Additionally, there is no retention of data within the website because it is securely transmitted to an internal system. 

So, the next time you need to update your information, give it a try!