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2024 Special Election House 35
January 16, 2024
Official Election Results

Timeline for Reporting and Certification of Election Results (Español)

Results will be released statewide at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The timeline for the county canvassing boards to report results, and to conduct any possible recounts once ordered by the Secretary of State are as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024: Preliminary Election Night Returns (the results of all early voting and all vote-by-mail tabulated by the end of the early voting period) 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 and certain vote-by-mail ballots with cure affidavits) are completely reported.

  • Saturday, January 20, 2024: 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, January 25, 2024: 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.

  • Monday, January 29, 2024: Official Returns are due no later than noon on the 13th day after the Election.
The Elections Canvassing Commission meets on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 8:00 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.



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