Election Dates and Deadlines

2024 Presidential Preference Primary

Early Voting: March 8- March 16, 2024,10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Election Day: Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Voter Registration & Party Change Deadline: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot to our Main Office:  7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024  


The Presidential Preference Primary Election is part of the presidential nominating process for Florida’s two major political parties. Voters registered with those parties (DEM) or (REP) express their preference for the presidential candidate they would like to see representing their party on the General Election ballot in November.

After the PPP, designated political party delegates from Florida formally nominate the preferred presidential candidate at the respective party’s national convention. These national conventions are typically held in July or August. Based on the party rules governing delegate voting procedures, the party decides at the convention which presidential candidate will represent the party on the General Election ballot.


Early Voting: August 5- August 18, 2024

Election Day: Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Voter Registration or Party Change Deadline: Monday, July 22, 2024

Deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot: Thursday, August 8, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot to our Main Office: Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

See the offices up for election for what to expect on the ballot in the August Primary.

IMPORTANT: Florida is a "closed primary" state. That means that only the voters registered within that political party may vote in that party's Primary Election unless a Universal Primary Contest (UPC)* occurs. You can change your party affiliation by submitting an updated Voter Registration Application at any time, but the change must be made 29 days before a Primary Election in order to be valid for that election. All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote on issues and nonpartisan races during a Primary Election. 


Early Voting: October 21 - November 3, 2024

Election Day: Tuesday, November 5, 2024, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Voter Registration or Party Change Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2024

Deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot: Thursday, October 24, 2024, 5:00 p.m. 

Deadline to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot to the Main Office: Tuesday, November 5, 2024, 7:00 p.m.


A General Election is held in November of every even-numbered year. The Primary Election for nominating party nominees for the General Election is 11 weeks before the General Election. During a general election, all registered voters may vote for any candidate or question on the ballot. If there are write-in candidates who have qualified for a particular office, a space will be left on the general election ballot where their name can be written.