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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Florida.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Scheduled Elections In Florida

DateElection
March 13,2018 2018 March 13 Municipal Elections
August 28,2018 2018 August 28 primary election
November 6,2018 2018 November 6 General Election
November 3,2020 2020 November 3 General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 March 13 Municipal Elections -- Date: March 13,2018
Deadlines
February 12, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Voter Registration Deadline
March 7, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Deadline to request a ballot to be mailed
2018 August 28 primary election -- Date: August 28,2018
Deadlines
July 30, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Voter Registration Deadline
August 22, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Deadline to request a ballot to be mailed
2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018
Deadlines
September 22, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens:For absent stateside and overseas uniformed service member and overseas civilian voters (also known as UOCAVA voters), the deadline for election officials to send ballots is 45 days before an election.
October 2, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline:For domestic voters, the mandatory period for election officials to send ballots is between 35 and 28 days before an election.
October 9, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Voter Registration Deadline
October 27, 2018 Early Voting begins:The early voting period consists of a minimum mandatory period of 8 days.
November 3, 2018 Early Voting ends:The early voting period consists of a minimum mandatory period of 8 days.

2020 Election Dates & Deadlines

2020 November 3 General Election -- Date: November 3,2020
Deadlines

The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places

Polls open from 7:00 AM to 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.

Am I Eligible To Vote in Florida?

To register to vote in the State of Florida, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a legal Resident of Florida,
  • Be 18 years old (you may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old, but you cannot vote until you are 18 years old).
  • Not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored; and Provide your current and valid Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card number.
  • Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having the right to vote restored
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