How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Florida

Register By

February 18 (Tuesday)

Primary On

March 17 (Tuesday)

Florida Primary: March 17, 2020

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Florida and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

Florida Voter Information

Get Registered

Florida has closed primaries — Floridians must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat now!

You must be registered by February 18, 2020.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Dozens of polling places have changed please look through these to find your new locations.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/12/more-polling-sites-moved-over-coronavirus-fears-five-days-before-florida-primary/

https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200314/coronavirus-florida-sarasota-county-voting-locations-change-as-poll-workers-quit

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/03/13/coronavirus-brevard-county-concerns-prompt-two-changes-in-polling-places-for-presidential-primaries/

Vote on Tuesday, Marc 17, 2020 from 7:00AM – 7:00PM
Find your polling place here: https://registration.elections.myflorida.com/CheckVoterStatus

Check out the Election 2020 Dates here: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/election-dates/

For domestic voters, Supervisors of Elections send absentee ballots during a 7-day window between 40 and 33 days before an election. The send periods for 2020 are:

  • Presidential Preference Primary Election: February 6 – 13

If you need more help call the Official Florida Election Voter Hotline at:
1-866-308-6739

Id Requirement

You will be asked to provide at the polls a valid photo ID with signature.
More info here: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/election-day-voting/

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. But workers can’t be disciplined or fired based on how they vote.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Florida! Floridians can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 17 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Florida begins March 7 and ends on March 14.

Over 1 million Floridians have cast their ballot already with early voting! Find your early voting times and locations here.

By law, early voting must be held at least for 8 days. The mandatory early voting periods for 2020 are:

Presidential Preference Primary Election: March 7 – 14

Get your absentee ballot and info here: https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Florida

Florida has 248 delegates

  • 143 district
  • 47 at large
  • 29 Pledged PLEOs
  • 29 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Rep. Kathy Castor, Rep. Charlie Crist, Rep. Val Demings, Rep. Ted Deutch, Rep. Lois Frankel, Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, Rep. Al Lawson, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Rep. Donna Shalala, Rep. Frederica Wilson, Dwight Bullard, Cynthia M. Busch, Grace Carrington, Briana L. Cartwright, Alan R. Clendenin, Ken N. Evans, Nikki Ford Barnes, Alma R. Gonzalez, Mikaela Guido, Shawn W. Kinsey, Chris Korge, Maureen A. McKenna, Judy C. Mount, John A. Ramos, Terrie Lorraine Rizzo, Casmore Shaw, Craig Smith, Darren Soto

Important dates:

Filing period to become a District Delegate or Alternate: February 2, 2020 – April 7, 2020

Primary: March 17, 2020

Congressional District Caucuses: May 2, 2020

State Convention: May 30, 2020

Florida Delegate Selection Plan Draft

District delegates (143) and Alternates (13) 

  • Between February 3 and April 7, 2020 5 pm File a Statement of Candidacy and Loyalty Oath forms and a signed pledge of support for Bernie with the Florida Democratic Party.
  • A district-level delegate candidate may run for election only within the district in which he or she is registered to vote.
  • Forms are available at www.floridadems.org or by mail at 1000 NW 65th Street, Suite 300A, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309.
  • Candidates for District Delegate are placed on a ballot for the May 2, 2020 Congressional District Caucuses
  • On May 2, 2020 a Caucus is held in each Congressional District to select the District delegates. Bring your friends and family to vote for you!
  • Attend the May 30, 2020: State Convention to vote on the other delegates

At Large delegates (11) or At Large Alternate delegates (4)

  • If you don’t win as a district-level delegate candidate you may run to be an At Large or At Large Alternate Delegate
  • Between February 17, 2020 and May 11, 2020 5 pm File a Statement of Candidacy and Loyalty Oath forms and a signed pledge of support for Bernie with the Florida Democratic Party.
  • Forms are available at www.floridadems.org or by mail at 1000 NW 65th Street, Suite 300A, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309.
  • At-Large delegates and alternates are elected by a quorum of Florida National Convention District Level delegates according to the results of the primary at the May 30, 2020 State Convention.

Pledged PLEO Delegates (7).

You have to qualify to be one of these delegates. Eligible pledged Party Leader and Elected Official delegate positions are filled according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials; state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEOs.

  • Between February 17, 2020 and May 11, 2020 File a Statement of Candidacy form pledging support for Bernie with the Florida Democratic Party.
  • Forms are available at www.floridadems.org or by mail at 1000 NW 65th Street, Suite 300A, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Florida National Convention District Level delegates according to the results of the primary at the State Convention on May 30, 2020.

Standing Committee and Delegation Chair 

Florida has (9) Standing Committee Members (3) on each committee (Credentials, Platform and Rules). The members of the standing committees and the delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Florida National Convention delegates on May 31, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages

Convention Pages(2) are selected by the State Democratic Chair in consultation with the members of the Democratic National Committee from the state before May 31, 2020.

Presidential Electors (6)

Presidential electors to the Electoral College are nominated by the Democratic nominee for President by August 3, 2020.

Contact the Florida Democratic Party if you have questions.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Florida you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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