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    News & Events

    2018 Hispanic Heritage Month

    Florida celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 - October 15.  Learn more about featured artist Juan "One" Sepúlveda, discover heritage facts and find out how you can get involved!  


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    Get Ready. Get Set. Vote!

    The Florida Department of State, Division of Elections encourages voter participation for the 2018 elections through Get Ready. Get Set. Vote! The links on this page provide key voting-related information and resources and will be updated throughout the 2018 election cycle.


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    Florida's new Online Voter Registration website is a convenient and secure way for you to submit your Voter Registration Application from anywhere. 

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    Mind Your Sunbizness!

    The Division of Corporations has launched the “Mind Your Sunbizness!” initiative, which aims to provide information and resources to help Florida business owners take steps to prevent business identity theft. Florida business entities can follow a few simple steps to protect their business filing information with the Division of Corporations. 

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    LIbrary and Information Services

    American Archives Month

    October is American Archives Month.  The Florida Department of State and the State Archives of Florida have launched a campaign, Focus on Florida: Photography in the Sunshine State, that highlights one of the earliest known photographs of Florida, an 1849 Key West daguerreotype, as well as the State Archives’ extensive collection of photographs and the history of the photographic process.  Learn more about special presentations, tours and events at the link below. 


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    Florida Music Tours

    Florida Music Tours is an educational, travel and media website that spotlights Florida’s important role in American musical history and promotes the state as a top destination for music enthusiasts. The website makes it easy to listen to Florida’s traditional music, learn about influential performers and visit music festivals, venues and historical sites throughout Florida.  Buckle up, roll your windows down and enjoy the journey!

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    Find Us on Social Media

    Many of the Florida Department of State's divisions and programs maintain a presence on today's most popular social networking sites. This list will make it easy for you to find and follow your favorite groups.



      Upcoming Events

      October 6 - Mission San Luis - Blessing of Animals

      November 6 - Division of Elections - Florida General Election

      November 9-11 - Knott House Museum - WWI Film Festival

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      In the News


      The Florida Department of State and the Florida Historic Golf Trail appreciates the support of late golfing legend, Arnold Palmer.


      State Initiatives

      Florida First: Governor Rick Scott's Florida First Budget 2016-17 Florida Has A Right To Know: Holding Government Accountable Get A Plan! Report Waster, Fraud, and Abuse Governor's Chief Inspector General DOS 2016-2021 Long-Range Program Plan The official portal of the State of Florida