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Upcoming Elections

The Primary Election is held 11 weeks before the General Election for purposes of nominating party nominees to be voted for in the General Election to fill a national, state, county, or district office. A General Election is held in November of every even-numbered year. Nonpartisan judicial and school board candidates are placed on the primary election ballot. Any school board candidate winning a majority of votes in the first election is elected; if no candidate for school board wins a majority, then the top two winners are placed on the general election ballot for a runoff. Judicial candidates are placed on the primary ballot.

2022 Primary Election: August 23, 2022
2022 General Election: November 8, 2022

2024 Presidential Preference Primary: March 19, 2024
2024 Primary Election: August 20, 2024
2024 General Election: November 5, 2024

Voter Registration/Bookclosing Deadline

Eligible individuals can register to vote at any time. The deadline to register in order to participate in an upcoming election is 29 days before the election. The registration deadlines for 2022 are:

2022 Primary Election: July 25, 2022
2022 General Election: October 11, 2022

2024 Presidential Preference Primary: February 20, 2024
2024 Primary Election: July 22, 2024
2024 General Election: October 7, 2024

Candidate Qualifying

For offices up for election in 2022:
Judicial Candidates: Noon, April 25, 2022 through Noon, April 29, 2022
Federal*, State*, County, School Board, Soil & Water, Special Districts: Noon, June 13, 2022 thru Noon, June 17, 2022

For offices up for election in 2024:
Judicial Candidates: Noon, April 22, 2024 through Noon, April 26, 2024
Federal*, State*, County, School Board, Soil & Water, Special Districts: Noon, June 10, 2024 thru Noon, June 14, 2024

*Qualify with Division of Elections

Vote-By-Mail Request and Return Deadlines

The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed is no later than 5:00 p.m. (local time) on the 10th day before the election. The deadlines for are:

2022 Primary Election: August 13, 2022
2022 General Election: October 29, 2022

2024 Presidential Preference Primary: March 9, 2024
2024 Primary Election: August 10, 2024
2024 General Election: October 26, 2024

A vote-by-mail ballot must be returned and received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7:00 p.m. (local time) on Election Day for the respective election in order to be counted.

*A 10-day extension exists only for overseas voters for the Presidential Preference Primary and General Election only.

Municipalities

City of Starke:

The 2022 City of Starke Election will be on the county's Primary Election Ballot, if a runoff is necessary, that will be on the county's 2022 General Election ballot.   The next City of Starke Election will be in 2025, for more information, contact Starke City Hall at (904) 964-5027

City of Lawtey:

The Next City of Lawtey Election will be in 2025, for more information contact Lawtey City Hall at (904) 782-3454

City of Hampton:

The City of Hampton’s elections take place at the same time as the County General Elections. As such, their qualifying dates, book closing, vote by mail dates and election dates are the same as County elections.For more information, contact Hampton City Hall at (352) 468-1201

City of Brooker:

The Town of Brooker will be holding an election on February 14, 2023 and February 13, 2024. For more information contact Brooker City Hall at (352) 485-1022