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, and to conduct any possible recounts for federal, state, and multicounty races ordered by the Secretary of State, are as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019: 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, June 22, 2019: Unofficial Returns are due no later than noon on the 4th day after the Election. The Secretary of State will order a machine recount if the 1st set of unofficial returns indicates that by a margin of ½ of 1% or less of the total votes cast, a candidate for office was eliminated or defeated, a judicial candidate for retention was retained or not retained, or an issue was approved or rejected.

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019: If a machine recount is ordered, Second Unofficial Returns are due no later than 3:00 PM on the 9th day after the Election. The Secretary of State will order a manual recount if the 2nd set of unofficial returns indicates that by a margin of ¼ of 1% or less of the total votes cast, a candidate for office was eliminated or defeated, a judicial candidate for retention was retained or not retained, or an issue was approved or rejected.

  • Sunday, June 30, 2019: Official Returns are due no later than noon on the 12th day after the Election.
The Elections Canvassing Commission meets on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM to certify the Official Returns for federal, state, multicounty and district offices and constitutional amendments/revisions.

For detailed information about the outcome of county, municipal and other local races, please contact the respective county Supervisor of Elections office.