Staff Report

Today is the last day to register to vote in the primary election, which is Aug. 26. You must register to vote today, in order to participate in this important election that selects candidates to represent parties in the Midterm Election, Nov. 4.

In order to register, you must be 18 years of age or older (pre-registration begins at 16);

be a U.S. citizen; and be a permanent resident of the county in which you register.

Florida is a closed primary state. This means that only voters who are registered members of a political party may vote for their respective party’s candidate. Anyone interested in changing their party affiliation for this election must do so by today. Voter registration forms are available online and at Supervisors of Elections’ offices, local driver license offices or tax collector’s offices, public assistance agencies, military recruitment offices, and public libraries around the State. Voters can check their registration status on the Voter Information Lookup, or contact their local Supervisor of Elections. Find more information on how to register to vote and how to make an address or signature update at