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2024 Presidential Preference Primary
March 19, 2024
Official Election Results

Frequently Asked Questions (Español)

How many active registered voters are there in Florida? How many voters are eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary?

  • Book closing reports reflect aggregated total number of active registered voters in Florida as of the registration deadline for the upcoming election. As of the deadline on February 20, 2024, there are 13,449,760 total active registered voters. Of that number, there are 5,214,907 active voters registered as Republicans and eligible to vote the Republican PPP ballot.(Note: There is no Democratic PPP ballot as only one candidate nominee was provided).

  • While not all active registered voters are eligible to vote in a Presidential Preference Primary Election, counties may be conducting local elections in which all voters regardless of party affiliation may be able to vote.

  • For additional book closing reports by county, party affiliation, and race, please click here.

What is the Presidential Preference Primary Election (PPP)?

  • The Presidential Preference Primary Election (PPP) is part of the presidential nominating process for Florida’s major political parties. Voters registered with those parties express their preference for the presidential candidate they would like to see representing their party on the General Election ballot in November.

    After the PPP, designated political party delegates from Florida formally nominate the preferred presidential candidate at the respective party’s national convention. These national conventions are typically held in July or August. Based on the party rules, the party decides at the convention which presidential candidate will represent the party on the General Election ballot.

When is the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP)?

  • Florida’s PPP is on March 19, 2024. The deadline to register to vote or update party affiliation was February 20, 2024. Eligible voters can vote by mail, by voting early, or by voting at the polls on Election Day.

Who can vote in the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP)?

  • Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary is a closed-primary election. This means that you must be a registered with one of Florida’s major political parties in order to be eligible to vote for one of the party’s nominees in the PPP.

    For detailed information regarding county, municipal and other local contests, please contact your county Supervisor of Elections office.

Why are there still names on the 2024 Florida Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) ballot for party candidate nominees who have “dropped out or “suspended” their campaigns?

  • In Florida, presidential candidate nominees for the major political parties had until December 9, 2023 to formally withdraw their names from being placed on the PPP ballot. (See Section 103.101(3), Florida Statutes). The Secretary of State certified and published on December 11, 2023, all the names of the candidate nominees to appear on the respective party’s PPP ballot.

  • After that deadline, even if a candidate withdraws or suspends a campaign, his or her name will still appear on the ballot by law.

Do votes cast for party candidate nominees who have suspended their campaigns still get counted?

  • Any votes cast for a party candidate nominee whose name is on the ballot will be counted and reported in the election results.

Can I cast another vote-by-mail ballot if I voted for a party candidate nominee who has “dropped out” or “suspended” his or her campaign?

  • Once a voter votes in person or a Supervisor of Elections receives a voted vote-by-mail ballot, the voter cannot vote again.

Florida Department of State

Division of Elections

Room 316, R.A.Gray Building, 500 S.Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250