“PLEASE READ INFORMATION BELOW”

Many new residents come from states with open primaries. Unless you moved from another “Closed Primary” state, you may not be familiar with what to expect at the polls on Election Day. Voter registration books are officially closed 29 days before all elections. If you want to change your party to vote in the primary, the change MUST be made 29 days before that election. I hope this answers your questions about how you will be voting in the Florida Primary Elections.  If you have any questions, please call my office at (352) 569-1540.         



REPUBLICANS
If you choose the REPUBLICAN PARTY, you are allowed to vote only for REPUBLICAN candidates, NON-PARTISAN candidates, and REFERENDUMS in Primary Elections.


DEMOCRATS
If you choose the DEMOCRAT PARTY, you are allowed to vote only for DEMOCRAT candidates, NON-PARTISAN candidates, and REFERENDUMS in Primary Elections. 



MINOR PARTY
If a MINOR PARTY is registered with the State of Florida and has candidates in a primary race, voters registered in that MINOR PARTY will be allowed to vote in that party’s primary, NON-PARTISAN candidates, and REFERENDUMS in
Primary Elections.
 
YOU CANNOT VOTE FOR REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES IN ANY PRIMARY ELECTION.



NO PARTY AFFILIATION
If you choose NO PARTY-AFFILIATION you’re allowed to vote only for NON-PARTISAN candidates and REFERENDUMS in
Primary Elections.
YOU CANNOT VOTE FOR REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES IN ANY PRIMARY ELECTION.


UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST
ALL VOTERS REGARDLESS OF PARTY AFFILIATION WOULD VOTE in any party primary contest if there is no opposition for that contest in the General Election.

IN A GENERAL ELECTION PARTY DOES NOT MATTER.




Please be aware of how you are registered and how you will be allowed to vote in the upcoming 2016 Primary Elections.

Karen S. Krauss, Supervisor of Elections
Sumter County
352-569-1540



Important Things ...

   

 

Be sure to take your photo and signature ID with you to vote! Here is a list of Valid IDs.

              If you have a new address, call us before going
to vote!    (352) 569-1540

             If your signature has changed, please complete a
 voter  registration application.  Mail or hand-deliver to our  office.