Frequently Asked Questions
2022 Election Dates
Primary Election: August 23, 2022
General Election: November 8, 2022
Dates are TBD at this time
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Florida is a closed primary state, which means you will not be able to vote for a Democratic or Republican candidate unless you are registered under one of those parties.
The exception is a Universal Primary, which means all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election,
all qualified electors, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in the Primary Election for that office. You will also be able to vote for nonpartisan candidates and any issues
on the primary ballot, regardless of party affiliation.
When you go to the polling place to vote, you will be asked to provide current and valid, photo and signature identification.
Approved forms of photo and signature identification are:
- Florida Driver's License
- Florida Identification card issue by Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
- United States Passport
- Debit or Credit Card
- Military Identification
- Studnet Identification
- Retirement Center Identification
- Neighborhood Association Identification
- Public Assistance Identification
- Florida Concealed Weapons Permit
- Veterans Health Identification Card
- Government Employee Identification Card
If the photo identification does not contain a signature, you will be asked to provide an additional form of identification with your signature.
All forms of identification presented must be from the approved list of acceptable identification.
If you cannot provide phot and signature identification you will have to vote a provisional ballot. FS 101.043(2)
If you are a first time voter who registered by mail, there are some different identification requirements.
If you go to the polls, you will be required to show the picture identification as outlined in the above question.
If you do not have the proper identification, you will have to vote a provisional ballot.
if you are a first time voter who registered by mail and requested a Vote-by-Mail ballot, you will be required to send a copy of your photo and signature identification
with your Vote-by-Mail ballot, unless you have already provided the identification to the Supervisor of Elections.
If you do not have photo and signature identification, you may send one of the following with your absentee ballot if they contain your name and current residence address:
- Utility Bill
- Bank Statement
- Government Check
- Other government document (excluding voter information card)
To avoid problems in voting, if you register by mail and have not voted before in the county, you should send a copy of your identification to the Supervisor of Elections with your registration form.
Any registered and qualified voter may bote a Vote-by-Mail ballot.
You should request a Vote-by-Mail ballot from the Supervisor of Elections in your county.
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Yes. If you received your Vote-by-Mail ballot, you should return it to the election workers at your polling place on Election Day or Early voting, before receiving another ballot.
Your surrendered Vote-by-Mail ballot will be voided and you will be allowed to vote at the polls.
If you do not bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot with you then you will only be allowed to vote a regular ballot if you have not already voted your Vote-by-Mail ballot.
If it is determined that the Vote-by-Mail ballot was already voted, then you will not be permitted to vote a regular ballot at the polls.
If the status of your Vote-by-Mail ballot cannot be determined then you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot.
If the Vote-by-Mail ballot is received later than the specified date and time required by Florida Law at the elections office it will be marked REJECTED.
Each poll watcher must be a qualified and registered elector of the county in which he or she serves. FS 101.131(1)
No candidate, sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer or other law enforcement officer may be designated as a poll watcher. FS 101.131(3)
Election Workers are paid employees of the Supervisor of Elections who carry out all the tasks necessary for the operation of the election at the polling place.
Poll Watchers are volunteers representing candidates or political parties who are tasked with observing the voting process at each polling location.
Poll Watchers can alert election workers to suspected voting infractions but are prohibited from interfering with or helping the election workers or voters.
Only Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the District Courts of Appeal are retained in office. FS 105.041(2), 105.051(2) and Article V, Section 10 of the Florida Constitution.
2 Year Terms:
- US House of Representatives
- State House of Representatives
4 Year Terms
- US President, Vice President
- Governor, Lt. Governor
- Attorney General
- Secretary of State
- State Attorney
- Commissioner of Agriculture
- Public Defender
- Chief Financial Officer
- State Senate
- County Commissioner
- School Board Member
- Clerk of the Circuit Court
- Property Appraiser
- Supervisor of Elections
- Tax Collector
- City Council Member
- Fire Commissioner
6 Year Terms:
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