July 9, 2018 – The voter registration deadline for the upcoming 2018 Primary Election is Monday, July 30. Florida law dictates that eligible voters must be registered 30 days in advance of an election. The Florida Primary Election is Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Anyone who is not registered, or registered voters who wish to change party affiliation must do so by Monday, July 30, in order to vote in the primary. Anyone who registers, or changes party affiliation after July 30, will not be eligible to vote until the November General Election.
Florida is also a closed primary state, meaning you must be registered as a member of a political party in order to vote in that election. Only registered Democrats can vote in Democratic primary races, and only registered Republicans can vote in Republican primary races. All registered voters can vote in nonpartisan races.
The 2018 Primary Election in Florida will allow voters to choose their nominees for both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, governor, attorney general, state representatives and other county and local elected offices. Some districts in the state will be able to vote for state senate races.