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. Your party does not affect your ballot for any election other than a Primary Election.
*A Universal Primary Contest (UPC) occurs if all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election.
2020 Presidential Preference Primary and Uniform Municipal Election*
Deadline to register or change party: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Early Voting: 10 a. m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Election Day: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020**
2020 Primary Election
Deadline to register or change party: Monday, July 20, 2020
Early Voting: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020 - Sunday, August 16, 2020
Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Election Day: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020
2020 General Election
Deadline to register: Monday, October 5, 2020
Early Voting: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2020 - Sunday, November 1, 2020
Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Election Day: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020
*More information will be provided about qualifying municipalities for the 2020 Uniform Municipal Elections after their qualifying periods have ended. The qualifying period is determined by the municipality's Code of Ordinances, in their specific Charter. However, not all municipalities in Palm Beach County are governed by this Law (Laws of Florida - Chapter 83-498).
**EXCEPT for the City of Belle Glade who will host their Uniform Municipal Election in June of 2020.