2024 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP): Deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you
Deadline to register to vote; and, in the PPP to register with one of the two major political parties: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Early Voting: TBD
Deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you: 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024
Deadline to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot to our Main Office: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Election Day: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2024
What is the Presidential Preference Primary?
The Presidential Preference Primary Election is part of the presidential nominating process for Florida’s two major political parties. Voters registered with those parties, (DEM) or (REP), express their preference for the presidential candidate they would like to see representing their party on the General Election ballot in November.
After the PPP, designated political party delegates from Florida formally nominate the preferred presidential candidate at the respective party’s national convention. These national conventions are typically held in July or August. Based on the party rules governing delegate voting procedures, the party decides at the convention which presidential candidate will represent the party on the General Election ballot.
What is a Municipal Election?
Municipalities have governing bodies whereby the members are elected by the voters living within the municipality. Each of the 39 municipalities in Palm Beach County has a charter that stipulates the term of the office and the frequency of the elections. The Municipal Election is run by the municipality, therefore, each has its own qualifying dates and rules, pursuant to its charter and ordinances. A municipality may have a provision in its charter that necessitates a Run-Off election. All voters eligible to vote within the municipality may vote in the Municipal Run-Off Election.
Voters living within the boundaries of the municipality are eligible to participate in the election for that municipality. Voters living in unincorporated Palm Beach County are not eligible to participate in municipal elections. Voters can find their municipality on their voter registration information card or by calling our office at (561) 656-6200.
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