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Florida's deadline to register to vote Monday, Oct. 5

Deadline is Monday, Oct. 5
Posted at 4:03 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 08:40:45-04

The November General Election is just 30 days away. The big question being asked right now, are you registered?

Voter registration deadlines are swiftly approaching in Florida so ABC Action News has gathered all the important information you need to know to ensure you can vote in the 2020 Election.

You have until 6 p.m. Monday to register to vote in person, and 11:59 p.m. to register online.

RELATED: Florida voter registration deadlines to mark in your calendar

Craig Latimer, the supervisor of elections for Hillsborough County, is warning everyone not to hesitate. If you don’t know if you're registered or not, go online and find out as soon as possible.

“Just remember, Oct. 5 is the last day to register if you want to vote in this election,” he said.

More than 922,000 people are registered to vote in Hillsborough county. Election officials are predicting this to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest voter turnout for a single election in U.S. History.

"We're the fourth largest county in the state," Latimer said. "It's a considerable increase over the last presidential election."

The county has mailed out 381,000 vote by mail ballots. Latimer said they've received almost 60,000 back so far.

"It is very important to register at least 29 days before the election in order to vote," according to the Florida Division of Elections.

To register, click here.

If you're not sure if you are registered to vote in the state of Florida, you can find that information on the Florida Division of Elections website.

The General Election will be held on Nov. 3.

For a full guide to the 2020 Election, click here.