Election Information & Dates

2024 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) & Uniform Municipal Elections

Deadline to register to vote; and, in the PPP to register with one of the two major political parties: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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

Municipal Run-off Election Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024


2024 Primary Election

Deadline to register or change party: Monday, July 22, 2024

Deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2024

Deadline to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot to our Main Office: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Election Day: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2024

IMPORTANT: Florida is a "closed primary" state. That means that only the voters registered within that political party may vote in that party's Primary Election, unless a Universal Primary Contest (UPC)* occurs. You can change your party affiliation by submitting an updated Voter Registration Application at any time, but the change must be made 29 days before a Primary Election in order to be valid for that election. All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote on issues and nonpartisan races during a Primary Election. 

*A Universal Primary Contest (UPC) occurs if all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election. 

2024 General Election

Deadline to register to vote: Monday, October 7, 2024

Deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you: 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2024

Deadline to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot to the Main Office:  7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Election Day:  7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2024


What is a general election?

A General Election is held in November of every even-numbered year. The Primary Election for nominating party nominees for the General Election is 11 weeks before the General Election. During a general election, all registered voters may vote for any candidate or question on the ballot. If there are write-in candidates who have qualified for a particular office, a space will be left on the general election ballot where their name can be written. 


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.

North County Branch Office
3188 PGA Blvd., Rm. #2401
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-6555

South County Branch Office
Southeast PBC Admin Complex
345 S. Congress Ave., Rm. #103
Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 276-1226