Upcoming Elections in Florida

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

August 30,2016 - State Primary Election Day
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: 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 Ends: Voter Registration Deadline for the State Primary Election August 1,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: 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/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Starts for State Primary Election August 20,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: 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 : Absentee Ballot Return Deadline August 30,2016
November 8,2016 - November General Election Day
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: General Election - Absentee Ballot 'Send' Deadline For absent stateside and overseas uniformed and civilian voters September 24,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day election officials can send absentee ballots to domestic voters (7 day window from Oct 4th to 11th) October 11,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election October 11,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: November General Election - Absentee Ballot 'Send' Deadline For For domestic voters - (October 4 - 11) October 11,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early Voting Starts for November General Election October 29,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Early Voting Ends for November General Election November 5,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Absentee Ballot Return Deadline November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Miami-Dade Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Carlos A. Gimenez - Population(2,496,435)
  • Miami Gardens Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Oliver G. Gilbert, III - Population(109,680)
  • Titusville Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: James H. Tulley, Jr. - Population(43,761)
    Mayor Tulley will not seek re-election.
August 30, 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)
  • Dania Beach Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Marco Salvino, Sr. - Population(30,574)
  • 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)
  • Kissimmee Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Jim Swan - Population(59,682)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Port Orange Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Allen Green - Population(56,048)
  • Sarasota Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Willie Charles Shaw - Population(51,917)
  • 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

Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

No specific law requiring time off to vote

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

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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Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

100.011 Opening and closing of polls, all elections: The polls shall be open at the voting places at 7:00 a.m., on the day of the election, and shall be kept open until 7:00 p.m., of the same day, and the time shall be regulated by the customary time in standard use in the county seat of the locality.

Any elector who is in line at the time of the official closing of the polls shall be allowed to cast a vote in the election.
The time of opening and closing of the polls shall be observed in all elections held in this state, including municipal and school elections.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use election.dos.state.fl.us to find your polling location. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Florida?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Florida

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Florida?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Florida? Click here for more information

What's on Florida ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Florida?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Florida

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Florida if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Florida?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Florida? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote

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