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2016 Election Day Dates

A General Election is held in November of every even-numbered year. The Primary Election for nominating party nominees for the General Election is held 10 weeks before the General Election. Additionally, a Presidential Preference Primary Election is held in Presidential Election years. Special elections may be called at any time during the year. The election dates for 2016 are:

Presidential Preference Primary Election: March 15, 2016
Primary Election: August 30, 2016
General Election: November 8, 2016

2016 Voter Registration/Bookclosing Deadline

You can register to vote at any time. The deadline to register to vote for an upcoming election is 29 days before the election. The registration deadlines for the 2016 election cycle are:

Presidential Preference Primary Election: February 16, 2016
Primary Election: August 1, 2016
General Election: October 11, 2016

2016 Absentee Ballot 'Send' Deadline

For absent stateside and overseas uniformed service members and overseas civilians (also known as UOCAVA voters), the deadline for election officials to send ballots is 45 days before an election:

Presidential Preference Primary Election: January 30, 2016
Primary Election: July 16, 2016
General Election: September 24, 2016

For domestic voters the deadline for election officials to send ballots is between 35 and 28 days (7-day window) before an election:

Presidential Preference Primary Election: February 9 - 16, 2016
Primary Election: July 26 – August 2, 2016
General Election: October 4 – 11, 2016

2016 Early Voting Period

The early voting period consists of a minimum mandatory period of 8 days. It starts on the 10th day and ends on the 3rd day before Election Day:

Presidential Preference Primary Election: March 5- 12, 2016
Primary Election: August 20 – 27, 2016
General Election: October 29 – November 5, 2016

In addition, each county Supervisor of Elections may at his or her own discretion offer additional days of early voting on any or all days during the 15th through 11th day and the last Sunday before Election Day.
2016 Candidate Qualifying Period

Judicial, State Attorney and Public Defender (All Except 20th Circuit)
Noon, May 2, 2016 – Noon, May 6, 2016
Note: Qualifying papers will be accepted beginning April 18, 2016, pursuant to Section 99.061(8), F.S.
U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative, County Offices and Special Districts
Noon, 20 June, 2016 – Noon, 24 June, 2016
Note: Qualifying papers will be accepted beginning June 6, 2016, pursuant to Section 99.061(8), F.S.

Scheduled County and Municipal Elections

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How will I know if my Absentee/Mail in Ballot was counted?

Subject: How will I know if my Absentee/Mail in Ballot was counted?
Hello ladies and gentlemen,
We are addressing another topic to do with voting and elections this afternoon. I feel sure many of you may have requested and receive an absentee ballot/mail in ballot to place your vote in each election.

If like me, you have sat there and wondered if your vote was counted, there are several ways to get that information. Some ways are easier than others.

1. a. A person can always go to early voting or their polling place on election day and find out. In this case, if your vote is not showing as counted, the poll worker can issue you a ballot on the spot, and you can vote right then. Then, when the absentee ballot shows up at the SOE, they will check the system to see that you have voted and disregard your mailed in ballot.

b. Or, if the voting machine shows you have already voted, then the absentee ballot was already recd & your vote has been counted already and no ballot will be issued at the polling place.

2. Anyone can also check their vote status either online at the SOE web site (go here to check your absentee ballot status in the will need your voter registration number ) or by calling SOE ( (904) 630-1414) and giving them your voter registration number.

3. You can call the local office of your political party, and they will be happy to check for you. For democrats in Duval County the phone number is (904)390-7001, and the republican party phone number is (904)396-4233

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Has your signature changed over the years?  Frequently, this is the case with senior adults and busy adults that sign numerous documents.  If your signature of today does not match your voter registration record and you vote a Florida absentee ballot, your ballot will not count.  You must update your signature with a new Voter Registration Application that is received by your County Supervisor of Elections office by October 20, 2014 - the start of canvassing of absentee ballots.  This Voter Registration Application cannot be Faxed - it must be mailed or delivered with your original signature. 


You can download a Florida Voter Registration at the State website  and mail or deliver the completed SIGNED application to the address shown on the second page of the download for your County Supervisor of  Elections.   The original must be received before your vote can count.    


This only applies to Absentee Ballots

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