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WPTV voter information guide

Decision 2020: South Florida's News Leader
Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 10:44:38-05

WPTV.com wants to make it easy for you to vote in this important election year.

Below is a county-by-county guide for information on how to register, where to vote and what you need to know about the democratic process.

Am I eligible to vote?

The short answer is, most likely, yes, provided you meet a few basic requirements.

In order to register to vote, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America (a lawful permanent resident is not a U.S. citizen for registration and voting purposes);
  • Be a Florida resident;
  • Be at least 18 years old (you may preregister if you are 16 years old);
  • Not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having had your voting rights restored;
  • Not have been convicted of a felony in Florida, or any other state, without your civil rights having been restored;
  • Provide your current and valid Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not have a current and valid Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of the above, check the appropriate box provided on the voter registration application.

What do I need on Election Day?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Any voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.

In order to vote, you must provide a Florida driver's license, identification card, U.S. passport or some other form of photo identification with signature.

Important Dates

March 7-14: Early voting period for presidential preference primary election

March 17: Presidential preference primary election

July 4: Deadline to vote by mail for primary election

July 20: Deadline to register for primary election

Aug. 8-15: Early voting period for primary election

Aug. 18: Primary election

Sept. 19: Deadline to vote by mail for general election

Oct. 5: Deadline to register for general election

Oct. 24-31: Early voting period for general election

Nov. 3: General election

Palm Beach County

Martin County

St. Lucie County

Indian River County

Okeechobee County

Important Races

Republican Presidential Candidates
Rocky De La Fuenta
Donald Trump (incumbent)
Joe Walsh
Bill Weld

Democratic Presidential Candidates
Michael Bennet (dropped out)
Joe Biden
Michael Bloomberg (dropped out)
Cory Booker (dropped out)
Pete Buttigieg (dropped out)
John Delaney (dropped out)
Tulsi Gabbard
Amy Klobuchar (dropped out)
Deval Patrick (dropped out)
Bernie Sanders
Joe Sestak (dropped out)
Tom Steyer (dropped out)
Elizabeth Warren (dropped out)
Marianne Williamson (dropped out)
Andrew Yang (dropped out)

Click here for complete candidate listings for the 2020 primary and general elections.