Book closing refers to the deadline for changes to voter registration books in preparation for an election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in Flagler County must be registered 29 days prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election. Party changes must be made 29 days prior to an election in order for the change to be effective for that election.
Florida Statutes Chapter 97.055 Registration books; when closed for an election.
(1)(a) The registration books must be closed on the 29th day before each election and must remain closed until after that election. If an election is called and there are fewer than 29 days before that election, the registration books must be closed immediately.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), when the registration books are closed for an election, updates to a voter’s name, address, and signature pursuant to ss. 98.077 and 101.045 shall be the only changes permitted for purposes of the upcoming election. New voter registration applications must be accepted but only for the purpose of subsequent elections.