The 2022 Florida Primary Election is held 11 weeks before the General Election. Eligible voters can
vote-by-mail (absentee), vote during early voting, or vote at the polls on Election Day. Election Day is August 23, 2022.
Who can vote in the Primary Election?
Florida is a closed primary state. In the Primary Election, only voters registered with one of
Florida’s political parties may vote for their party’s nominee(s)
or candidates for a particular office. However, all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation or no affiliation, may vote in a Primary Election
for races in their county in which all nominees have the same party affiliation and the winner would face no opposition
in the General Election, for nonpartisan races (e.g., judicial and school board), and for local issues.
Can I change my party affiliation for the Primary Election?
The deadline for voters to update their party affiliation for the 2022 Primary Election was July 25, 2022.
For more information on voter registration in Florida, please visit the Division of Elections website.
What happens if a party candidate officially withdraws, passes away, or is ordered removed from the ballot?
If a candidate withdraws, passes away, or is ordered removed from the ballot after the ballots have already been printed,
the name remains on the ballot. In that instance, the Supervisor of Elections will post withdrawal notices in the voters'
polling booths at the polling location and include a notice with all vote-by-mail ballots subsequently prepared after the
notice of withdrawal, death, or court order.
However, if you have already cast your ballot, you will not be able to cast another one.
What does voter turnout mean?
Voter turnout refers to the percentage of eligible registered voters who cast a ballot in the election.
The total number of active registered voters as of the registration deadline of July 25, 2022 is 14,315,755. The number
of eligible voters in a Primary is generally less than the total registered voters. The reason for this is that not all
counties have a countywide nonpartisan race or universal primary contest on their Primary Ballot which means not every
active registered voter in that county will be eligible to vote in the Primary Election.