Florida’s 2022 Primary Election – What You Need to Know

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Florida’s 2022 Primary Election is just around the corner on Tuesday, August 23. Here is a quick rundown of voter information to know ahead of this election:

In the upcoming primary, registered Florida voters will select their party’s candidates for U.S. Senate and House, Governor, and the State Legislature. They may also vote in several nonpartisan local races.

Winners of the partisan primary elections will advance to the 2022 General Election, held on Tuesday, November 8.

Florida has what is known as a “closed primary” system, which means that registered Florida voters can vote only for their party’s candidates in partisan races. Non-party-affiliated voters (also known as “NPA” or “independent”) must register with a major party to vote in partisan races. If you wish to update your party affiliation, remember to do so before the July 25th deadline.

Check your registration online to verify you registered with your preferred party and the accuracy of your voter information.

Florida’s primary voter registration deadline is next Monday, July 25.

If you’ve moved since the 2020 election cycle, be sure to register to vote (if you relocated to Florida) or update your home address (if you moved within Florida).

Three ways to register:

Three ways to cast your ballot:

  • Vote by mail (absentee)
  • Vote early in person (find early voting locations on your county’s Supervisor of Elections website)
  • Vote on Election Day in person at your local polling location

Registered voters who requested a vote-by-mail ballot in the 2020 or 2022 election cycle started receiving them this week. You can still request a vote-by-mail or absentee ballot until August 13 at 5 p.m.

Mail-in ballots must be received by your county’s Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day (August 23). Don’t forget to sign the ballot envelope.

Only ballots of overseas civilians and service members will be counted after Election Day; they must arrive by September 2.

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