LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office mailed over 24,000 Vote-by-Mail ballots to Leon County voters on Thursday.
Officials say this will kick off the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election (PPP).
Vote-by-Mail ballots were also mailed to overseas voters and members of the armed forces who are serving outside of Leon County.
Individuals who requested a Vote-by-Mail ballot should expect delivery of their Vote-by-Mail ballot over the next few days.
In the PPP, election officials say voters choose the presidential candidate they wish to represent their party in the General Election in November.
Since Florida is a closed primary state, only voters registered with either the Florida Democratic Party or the Republican Party of Florida may vote in the PPP.
A voter has until February 18th to change his or her party affiliation in time for the PPP.
Below are important PPP dates to remember:
- Voter registration and party change deadline - Tuesday, February 18th
- Deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot - Saturday, March 7th
- Early voting period - Saturday, March 7th to Sunday, March 15th
- Election Day - Tuesday, March 17th
Requests for a Vote-by-Mail ballot can be made online at Leonvotes.org by clicking “Vote-by-Mail”, or by calling the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office at (850) 606-8683, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Officials want to remind voters that their ballot must be returned to the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office by 7 pm on March 17th.
Voters should allow at least seven calendar days for return delivery of their ballot. Vote-by-Mail ballots can also be dropped off at any early voting location, or at the Leon County Election Center.