Florida elections 2018: What you need to know

In this year’s elections, Floridians will choose a governor, legislators, local representatives, state Cabinet and U.S senator. The General Election is on November 6  and the marquee races are for U.S Senate and governor.

Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, is seeking to unseat U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, are seeking the governor’s office.

Registration to vote

Eligible individuals can register to vote at any time. The deadline to register in order to participate in an upcoming election is 29 days before the election. The registration deadlines for 2018 are:

  • Primary Election: July 30, 2018
  • General Election: October 9, 2018

Election dates for 2018

A General Election is held in November of every even-numbered year. The Primary Election is held 10 weeks before the General Election for purposes of nominating party nominees to be voted for in the General Election to fill a national, state, county, or district office. The election dates for 2018 are:

  • Primary Election: August 28, 2018
  • General Election: November 6, 2018


More: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/election-dates/





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