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Election Dates & Deadlines

                      Division of Elections 2019-2021 Dates & Activities Calendar

Election Schedule

Election Election Date Registration/Book Closing *Mandatory Early Voting Period

Presidential Preference Primary

March 17, 2020

February 18, 2020

March 7-14, 2020


August 18, 2020

July 20, 2020

August 8-15, 2020


November 3, 2020

October 5, 2020

October 24-31, 2020

*Each county Supervisor of Elections may offer more days of early voting. Contact your Supervisor of Elections for an early voting schedule.


General Elections: A general election shall be held in each county on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year to choose a successor to each elective federal, state, county, and district officer whose term will expire before the next general election and, except as provided in the State Constitution, to fill each vacancy in elective office for the unexpired portion of the term.

Primary Elections: In each year in which a general election is held, a primary election for nomination of candidates of political parties shall be held on the Tuesday 10 weeks prior to the general election. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast in each contest in the primary election shall be declared nominated for such office. If two or more candidates receive an equal and highest number of votes for the same office, such candidates shall draw lots to determine which candidate is nominated.

Presidential Preference Primary Elections: The presidential preference primary shall be held in each year the number of which is a multiple of 4 on the first Tuesday that the rules of the major political parties provide for state delegations to be allocated without penalty.

Voting in a Primary Election: Florida is a CLOSED Primary State. When voting in a Primary Election you can only vote in the party with which you are registered when the registration books close for that election.

Special elections and municipal elections may be called at any time during the year.

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Florida Supervisors of Elections, Inc.

Post Office Box 350 (32302)
215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 825 (32301)
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

Tel: (850) 599-9120

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