Announcements From the Division
Voter Turnout for Presidential Preference Primary
As of 3/27/2016 12:00 pm, the voter turnout percentage for the subset of active registered voters statewide eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary race is 46.23%.
The subset percentage consists of 4,089,516 votes cast out of the total number of active registered Republicans and Democrats (8,845,892) as of the registration deadline.
For voter turnout and percentage based solely on those voters eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) race for individual counties, please refer to each respective
county’s official website.
The Supervisors of Elections must report unofficial results to the Division of Elections by noon on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Pursuant to Florida Law, official results cannot be reported until all absentee and provisional ballots have been canvassed by the county canvassing boards (See Sections 102.112
, Florida Statutes).
The official results are due to the Division no later than noon on Sunday, March 27, 2016.
Quick Facts - Presidential Preference Primary Election
What is the Presidential Preference Primary?
The 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election (PPP) is part of the nominating process in Florida for the United States presidential elections. In the PPP, voters registered with one of Florida’s major political parties
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.
When is the Presidential Preference Primary?
Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) is on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The deadline for voters to register to vote or update their party affiliation for the PPP was February 16, 2016. Eligible voters can vote in the PPP by mail (absentee), by voting early, or by voting at the polls on Election Day.
Who can vote in the Presidential Preference Primary?
Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) is a closed-primary election. This means that you must be a registered with one of Florida’s major political parties
in order to be eligible to vote in the PPP.
However, local nonpartisan elections may be held at the same time as the PPP Election. In those elections, all eligible voters can vote for those local races. For further information, please contact your please county Supervisor of Elections