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Florida Primary: Tips on how to Vote and Who’s on the Ballot

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It’s Primary Day in Florida, where Democratic voters will select challengers to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio, each Republicans, for the autumn.

Here’s what to find out about voting within the state:

The deadline to register to vote in the first election was July 25. Undecided if you happen to are registered? You’ll be able to check here.

The mail-voting period has led to Florida, and it is just too late to return a mail or absentee ballot by mail for this election.

Polls close in many of the state at 7 p.m. Eastern time, and an hour later in the western counties in Florida’s panhandle which are in a special time zone.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot but haven’t returned it yet can vote in person at a polling place, or can deliver it by hand to their county elections offices. You will discover the situation of your elections office here.

Don’t forget to bring valid photo identification with you to the polls. Examples of acceptable forms will be found here. In case you forget your ID, you’ll be able to still forged a provisional ballot. If the signature on that ballot matches the signature in your registration file, officials will count the ballot.

You will discover your voting location in your county’s website. An inventory of counties with links to their sites is accessible here.

Nikki Fried, who’s Florida’s commissioner of agriculture and consumer services, and Representative Charlie Crist, who was a Republican while he served as governor from 2007 to 2011, are among the many candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge Mr. DeSantis in November.

Representative Val B. Demings leads the Democrats competing for the prospect to tackle Mr. Rubio. Neither Mr. Rubio nor Mr. DeSantis is facing primary challengers.

Kevin Hayslett, a former prosecutor, and Anna Paulina Luna, a conservative activist and Air Force veteran, are locked in a competitive Republican primary within the House district that Mr. Crist currently represents. Former President Donald J. Trump endorsed Ms. Luna, giving her a bonus within the district, which became more conservative during redistricting earlier this yr.

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