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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.

Please contact your local election office for more detailed information about the laws concerning election dates,poll hours,poll locations, voter id requirements,absentee voting, voter registration, name or address changes that would apply in your case.

2017 Election Dates & Deadlines

2017 November 7 General Election -- Date: November 7,2017

October 10, 2017 Voter Registration Ends:Voter Registration Deadline
November 1, 2017 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Deadline to request a ballot to be mailed by 5:00 p.m.

2017 Ocotber 10 House District 58 Special Election -- Date: December 19,2017


2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 March 13 Municipal Elections -- Date: March 13,2018

February 12, 2018 :Voter Registration Deadline
March 7, 2018 :Deadline to request a ballot to be mailed

2018 August 28 primary election -- Date: August 28,2018

July 30, 2018 :Voter Registration Deadline
August 22, 2018 :Deadline to request a ballot to be mailed

2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018

September 22, 2018 :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 :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 Deadline
October 27, 2018 :The early voting period consists of a minimum mandatory period of 8 days.
November 3, 2018 :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


Good To Know


Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections. Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

Special Elections

A special election is held when someone who is already in office can no longer serve and must be replaced. All registered voters in the district can vote in a special election.

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