2024 Important Election Dates

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Presidential Preference Primary Election

A primary election is held by political parties to elect candidates from their party who will appear on the ballot in a general election. Florida is a closed primary state. This means thar only people registered to that political party may vote.  

  • Early voting period (mandatory period): March 9 – 16, 2024 
  • Election Day:  March 19, 2024 
Primary Election

Primaries are elections that political parties use to select candidates for a general election.

  • Deadline to send vote-by-mail ballots to overseas voters: July 6, 2024 
  • Deadline to send vote-by-mail ballots to domestic voters: July 11 – 18, 2024 
  • Deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation: July 22, 2024 
  • Deadline to request that ballot be mailed: August 8, 2024 
  • Early voting period (mandatory period): August 10 – 17, 2024 
  • Election Day:  August 20, 2024 
General Election

People vote to choose the president and other representatives.

  • Deadline to send vote-by-mail ballots to overseas voters: September 21, 2024 
  • Deadline to send vote-by-mail ballots to domestic voters:  September 26, 2024 – October 3, 2024 
  • Deadline to register to vote:  October 7, 2024 (no deadline to change party affiliation) 
  • Deadline to request that ballot be mailed: October 24, 2024 
  • Election Day:  November 5, 2024 

Registering to Vote

  • How can I register to vote? You can register by mail with either an English registration form or Spanish registration form, or online at Florida’s online voter registration website
  • When do I need to register? You need to register 29 days before an election. For the General Election on November 5, 2024, you must register by October 7, 2024.  Online registration forms must be submitted by 11:59 pm. Paper registration forms must be received by the supervisor of elections office by close of business. 
  • Do I need an ID? Yes, you will need a Florida Driver License or Florida ID Card, the date the ID was issued, and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. 
  • Can I vote if I have a disability? Yes, People with disabilities who are at least 18 years old have the right to vote. The law ensures that voting is accessible, independent, and private. To learn more about voting with a guardian, contact your local Protection & Advocacy System

More detailed information is available in our Register to Vote section.


Learning About the Issues

  • What candidates can I vote for? Enter your address in Ballotpedia’s Sample Ballot Lookup to find out what is on your ballot. You can also go to VOTE411  for more information about what is on your ballot.
  • What are ballot measures and how can I learn about them? Ballot measures are policy changes usually made by amendments to the state Constitution. You can learn about ballot measures by going to the Division of Elections website.

Learn more about the candidates in our 2024 Florida Candidates section (coming soon).


Voting in Person

  • Where do I need to go to vote? You can find your polling place through Florida’s elections website or by visiting your county Supervisor of Elections
  • When can I vote? Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day. Any voter who is standing in line at 7 p.m. is still eligible to cast a vote. Florida allows early voting. You can find the early voting locations at the Early Voting page on Florida’s elections website. 
  • Do I need an ID? Yes, you need a valid photo ID with a signature to vote. You can find a list of approved forms of ID on our website. 
  • Can I still vote if I do not bring identification? Yes, you will be able to vote with a provisional ballot
  • What accessible voting options do I have? Visit our videos page to learn about Florida’s accessible voting machines and how to use them. 

More detailed information is available in our Vote in Person section.


Voting by Mail

  • Can I vote by Mail? Yes, in the state of Florida you can request to vote by mail for any reason. 
  • Which counties in Florida will have accessible vote by mail? All  counties should have accessible vote by mail. Please contact your county’s supervisor of elections for more information. 
  • How do I request a mail ballot? There are four ways to request a vote by mail ballot: request a ballot online, by writing to the supervisor of elections, in person, or by telephone. 
  • When do I need to request and return my ballot? You must request your vote by mail ballot not later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election, or October 24. 2024 
  • What if I want assistance with my ballot?  There are several options available to you if you need assistance to vote due to a disability, including receiving personal assistance for in-person voting, using an accessible ballot marking device, vote-by-mail, and supervised voting. 
  • How do I complete and return my ballot? You must complete your ballot and sign the back of the envelope. You can then return your ballot by mail, in person, or in a secure drop box location. Check with your local supervisor of elections for specific drop box locations. 
  • Can I track if my ballot was counted? Yes, you can track your ballot on Florida’s Voter information lookup

More detailed information is available in our Voting by Mail section.


Additional Resources

Find accurate information from your election official’s office: 

Cord Bryd, Secretary of State 
R.A. Gray Building 
500 S. Bronough Street 
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 
Phone: (850)-245-6500 
Website: https://dos.MyFlorida.com/elections

If you have any trouble voting, contact your local Protection and Advocacy agency: 

Disability Rights Florida 
2473 Care Drive, Suite 200 
Tallahassee, FL 32308 
Phone: 1-800-342-0823 
Website: DisabilityRightsFlorida.org

For any additional questions, check out these resources: