Primary Election – August 28, 2018
Book Closing: July 30
*Early Voting: August 18-25 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
During the Primary Election, electors will vote for State Governor, the state’s Cabinet, as well as state and federal representatives within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own parties, United States senators, representatives in congress, state representatives and state senators will be on the ballot.
Also – if opposed within their party – voters may also see county commissioners on their ballot.
Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party. The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November.
Universal Primary: A Universal Primary is a contest in the Primary Election in which all candidates have the same party affiliation, but will not see opposition during the General Election. During a Universal Primary, all qualified electors may vote regardless of their party affiliation.
General Election – November 6, 2018
Book Closing: October 9
*Early Voting: October 25-November 3 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
The General Election ballot will list the winning candidates of the August Primary Election and other candidates from opposing parties. During this election, voters will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate regardless of their party affiliation.
Voters will also vote on state amendments and – based on their jurisdiction – voters may see judicial contests, local referenda and district seats such as school board and fire.
*Early Voting dates, times and locations are subject to change.