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2020 Presidential Preference Primary
March 17, 2020
Official Election Results

Timeline for Reporting and Certification of Election Results (Español)

Results will be released at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The timeline for county canvassing boards to report results are as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Preliminary Election Night Returns (all early voting and all tabulated vote-by-mail results) are due no later than 7:30 PM in the respective county’s time zone and in 45-minute increments (precinct election results) thereafter until all results (except for provisional ballots) are completely reported. Since Florida has two time zones (Central and Eastern), preliminary election night returns will not be released until 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020: Unofficial Returns are due no later than noon on the 4th day after the Election.

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020: Official Returns are due no later than noon on the 12th day after the Election.
The Elections Canvassing Commission meets on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:00 AM to certify the Official Returns.

For detailed information about the outcome of county, municipal and other local races, please contact the respective county Supervisor of Elections office. For the Presidential Preference Primary the state turnout is based solely on the Republican and Democratic ballots cast.



Florida Department of State

Division of Elections

Room 316, R.A.Gray Building, 500 S.Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
1.850.245.6200