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2016 Election Dates and Deadlines
March 15, 2016 - Presidential Preference Primary Election
For absent stateside and overseas uniformed service members and overseas civilians (also known as UOCAVA voters), the deadline for election officials to send ballots is 45 days before an election. January 30, 2016
Last day election officials can send absentee ballots to domestic voters (7 day window from Feb. 9th to 16th)February 16, 2016
Voter Registration DeadlineFebruary 16, 2016
Early Voting Starts: The early voting period consists of a minimum mandatory period of 8 days. It starts on the 10th day and ends on the 3rd day before Election DayMarch 5, 2016
Early Voting Ends: The early voting period consists of a minimum mandatory period of 8 days. It starts on the 10th day and ends on the 3rd day before Election DayMarch 12, 2016
Absentee Ballot Return Deadline - Within U.S.March 15, 2016
August 30, 2016 - State Primary Election Day
Deadline for election officials to send absentee ballots to stateside and overseas uniformed service members and overseas civilians (also known as UOCAVA voters) July 16, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline for the State Primary ElectionAugust 1, 2016
Last day election officials can send absentee ballots to domestic voters (7 day window from July 26th to Aug. 2nd)August 2, 2016
Early Voting Starts for State Primary ElectionAugust 20, 2016
Early Voting Ends for State Primary Election. In addition, each county Supervisor of Elections may at his or her own discretion offer additional days of early voting on any or all days during the 15th through 11th day and the last Sunday before Election Day.August 27, 2016
Absentee Ballot Return Deadline August 30, 2016
November 8, 2016 - November General Election Day
General Election - Absentee Ballot 'Send' Deadline For absent stateside and overseas uniformed and civilian votersSeptember 24, 2016
Last day election officials can send absentee ballots to domestic voters (7 day window from Oct 4th to 11th)October 11, 2016
November General Election - Absentee Ballot 'Send' Deadline For For domestic voters - (October 4 - 11)October 11, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline for the General ElectionOctober 11, 2016
Early Voting Starts for November General ElectionOctober 29, 2016
Early Voting Ends for November General ElectionNovember 5, 2016
Absentee Ballot Return Deadline November 8, 2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Winter Haven Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Nathaniel Birdsong - Population(34,975)
    February
February 8, 2016
  • Boca Raton Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Susan Haynie - Population(84,392)
    March Mayor Elect takes office 3/31/2014.
  • Boynton Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jerry Taylor - Population(68,217)
  • Coconut Creek Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Becky Tooley - Population(52,909)
    March
  • Jupiter Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Karen J. Golonka - Population(55,156)
  • Lake Worth Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Pam Triolo - Population(34,910)
    March
  • Ocoee Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Scott Vandergrift - Population(38,354)
  • Pinellas Park Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Sandra Lee 'Sandy' Bradbury - Population(49,079)
    March
  • Riviera Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Thomas A. Masters - Population(32,488)
  • Royal Palm Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Matty Mattioli - Population(35,162)
    March
  • Wellington Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Bob Margolis - Population(56,508)
March 8, 2016
  • Pembroke Pines Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Frank C. Ortis - Population(154,750)
March 13, 2016
  • Palm Beach Gardens Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Eric Jablin - Population(48,452)
    April
April 5, 2016
  • Gainesville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Ed Braddy - Population(124,354)
April 12, 2016
  • Sarasota Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Willie Charles Shaw - Population(51,917)
    May Mayor Elect takes office 5/15/2015.
May 10, 2016
  • Plant City Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Rick A. Lott - Population(35,903)
    June
June 13, 2016
  • Miami Gardens Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Oliver G. Gilbert, III - Population(109,680)
August 9, 2016
  • Kissimmee Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jim Swan - Population(59,682)
  • Miami-Dade Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Carlos A. Gimenez - Population(2,496,435)
  • Titusville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: James H. Tulley, Jr. - Population(43,761)
    Mayor Tulley will not seek re-election.
August 16, 2016
  • Bradenton Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Wayne H. Poston - Population(49,546)
  • Cooper City Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Greg Ross - Population(32,345)
  • Coral Springs Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Walter 'Skip' Campbell - Population(121,096)
    November
  • Dania Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Marco Salvino, Sr. - Population(30,574)
    November
  • Daytona Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Derrick L. Henry - Population(61,005)
  • Doral Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Luigi Boria - Population(45,704)
  • Fort Pierce Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Linda Hudson - Population(41,590)
  • Hallandale Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Joy Cooper - Population(38,712)
  • Hollywood Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Peter J.M. Bober - Population(140,768)
    Mayor Bober will not seek re-election.
  • Key West Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Craig Cates - Population(24,649)
    August
  • Lauderdale Lakes Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Barrington A. Russell - Population(32,593)
  • Melbourne Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Kathy Meehan - Population(76,068)
  • Miami Lakes Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Michael Pizzi - Population(30,396)
  • Ormond Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Edward I. Kelley - Population(38,137)
    November
  • Palm Bay Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: William Capote - Population(103,190)
  • Palm Coast Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jon Netts - Population(77,374)
  • Pompano Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Lamar Fisher - Population(99,845)
    Will be every two years after 2016 election.
  • Port Orange Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Allen Green - Population(56,048)
  • St. Cloud Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Rebecca Borders - Population(39,171)
  • Sunrise Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Michael J. Ryan - Population(84,439)
  • Weston Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Daniel J. Stermer - Population(65,333)
November 8, 2016

The polls are open on Election Day, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Any voters waiting in line at 7:00 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.

Whether during early voting or on Election Day, you will be asked to provide at the polls a valid photo ID with signature. Any one of the following photo IDs will be accepted

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification.

If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.

If you do not bring proper ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

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Florida Elections: What's At Stake In 2016?

Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

President Barack Obama The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
(Browse 2016 Presidentials)

Florida 2016 US Senator race

In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in Florida. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of Florida's two senators in the United States Senate is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is NOT running for re-election.

It is important to note that since the incumbent is not running for re-election, this is an open race where both Democrats and Republicans will try to win the seat.

Florida US Senator Race - Open Race

Florida US Senator Race - Open Race Incumbent Republican Senator, Marco Rubio is not running for re-election. On November 2, 2010, Marco Rubio won election to the United States Senate with 48.9% of the vote against the Independent candidate, Charlie Crist, who came in a distant second with 29.7% of the vote. The Democratic candidate, Kendrick B. Meek was third with 20.2% of the vote. (see current elected officials in Florida)

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