Local10.com 2018 voter information guide

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

Local10.com wants to make it easy for you to register to vote in this important election year.

Below is a county-by-county guide for information on how to register, where to vote and what you'll need to know about the democratic process.

Am I eligible to vote?

The short answer is, most likely, yes, provided you meet a few basic requirements.

In order to register to vote, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America (a lawful permanent resident is not a U.S. citizen for registration and voting purposes)
  • Be a Florida resident
  • Be at least 18 years old (although you may preregister if you are 16)
  • Not have been adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state without having had your voting rights restored
  • Not have been convicted of a felony in Florida, or any other state, without your civil rights having been restored
  • Provide your current and valid Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not have a current and valid Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of the above, check the appropriate box provided on the voter registration application.

What do I need on Election Day?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Any voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will have the opportunity to cast a ballot.

In order to vote, you must provide a Florida driver's license, identification card, U.S. passport or some other form of photo identification with signature.

 

Broward County

Sample Ballots

Find Your Precinct

 

Miami-Dade County

Sample Ballots

Find Your Precinct

 

Monroe County

Sample Ballots

Find Your Precinct

 

Palm Beach County

Sample Ballots

Find Your Precinct

 

Important Dates

Nov. 6: General election

 

Important Races

 

Governor

Ron DeSantis, Republican

Andrew Gillum, Democrat

 

U.S. Senate

Bill Nelson, Democrat *

Rick Scott, Republican and current Florida Governor

 

U.S. House District 22

Ted Deutch, Democrat *

Nicolas Kimaz, Republican

 

U.S. House District 23

Tim Canova, Independent

Don Endriss, Independent

Joseph "Joe" Kaufman, Republican

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat *

 

U.S. House District 25

Mary Barzee Flores, Democrat

Mario Diaz-Balart, Republican *

 

U.S. House District 26

Carlos Curbelo, Republican *

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Democrat

 

U.S. House District 27

Maria Elvira Salazar, Republican

Donna Shalala, Democrat

 

Attorney General

Ashley Moody, Republican

Sean Shaw, Democrat

 

Chief Financial Officer

Jimmy Patronis, Republican *

Jeremy Ring, Democrat

 

Agriculture Commissioner

Matt Caldwell, Republican

Nicole "Nikki" Fried, Democrat

 

Florida Constitutional Amendments

Local 10's Glenna Milberg explains what each of the 12 Florida constitutional amendments asks of the voter.

* denotes all incumbent candidates

 

Click here for complete candidate listings for the 2018 primary and general elections.

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