The 2020 election is approaching on November 3, 2020, and in the current climate of America, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re registered to vote. (It takes two minutes to register online, and you can do so right here.)
“Florida is a huge swing state, and our margin of victory is so slim that we often go into recounts, just as we saw in 2018, so it’s important that if you have an opinion you exercise your constitutional right to vote by registering and then participating in the elections,” said Dustin Chase, Communications Director.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2020 presidential preference primary, primary and general elections.
Election Dates & Deadlines
2020 Primary Election*
Deadline to register or change party: July 20
Early Voting: August 3 – 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Election Day: August 18, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
2020 General Election*
Deadline to register: October 5
Early Voting: October 19 – November 1, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Election Day: November 3, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
How to register to vote
To register, change your party affiliation or check your registration status, you can go to the state’s official online site at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov.
Paper voter registration forms can also be downloaded from the state’s Division of Elections website (https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/register-to-vote-or-update-your-information/) or from local county supervisor of elections websites.
You can also register in person at county supervisor of elections offices, driver’s license offices, public libraries or other voter registration agencies. (https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voter-registration/national-voter-registration-act/)