Presidential Preference Primary Election – March 19, 2024
During the Presidential Preference Primary, voters will vote on presidential candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties. Local and state issues and municipal elections may also appear on the ballot.
In the state of Florida, the Presidential Preference Primary allows voters to indirectly select who they want to represent their party during the General Election in November. The outcome of this race will determine how many delegates each party’s national convention will receive from the state of Florida. These delegates will then select their party’s presidential nominee at each respective party’s national convention.
Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party in the Primary Election. The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November.
Primary Election – August 20, 2024
During the Primary Election, electors will vote for state and federal representatives (outside of the presidency) within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own parties, United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, State Representatives and State Senators will be on the ballot.
Also – if opposed within their party – the five constitutional officers will appear on the ballot: the Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector. Voters may also see county commissioners and precinct committeemen and women depending on their jurisdiction.
Voters may also see nonpartisan contests including judges, school board members and local referenda items.
Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party. The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November.
In the event only one party has candidates for a particular election it becomes a Universal Primary. In that instance, all qualified electors may vote regardless of their party affiliation and the election is decided during the primary.
General Election – November 5, 2024
The General Election ballot will list the candidates for the presidency and the winning candidates of the August Primary Election. During this election, voters will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate regardless of their party affiliation.
Voters will also vote on statewide amendments and – based on their jurisdiction – local district seats such as Mosquito Control and Fire Districts.
Voters residing within the City of Marco Island city limits will also see their city council contest on their ballot.