By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communication Director -- The Palm Beach Civic Association has posted the 2018 Primary Voters Guide Online on its website PalmBeachCivic.org/Elections
Candidates shown in the Voters Guide are the ones that will be on your Town of Palm Beach District/Precinct ballots. The content is provided by South Florida Grassroots Research, LLC.
Who can vote in the Primary Election?
Florida is a closed primary state. Only voters who are registered members of political parties may vote for respective candidates for an office in a primary election.
However, there are times when all registered voters can vote in a primary election, regardless of which political party they are registered with or even if they are registered without party affiliation:
- If all the candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner of the primary election will not face any opposition in the general election, then all registered voters can vote for any of the candidates for that office in the primary election.
- If races for nonpartisan (i.e. free from party affiliation) judicial and school board offices, nonpartisan special districts or referendum questions are on the primary election ballot, then all registered voters, including those without party affiliation are entitled to vote those races on the ballot.
Navigating the Voter's Guide
Click on the large icons to the left to enter the sections for Federal, State or County Government. Within a section, choose the category (eg. Senate, House, ...) by clicking on the large icons along the left side of the district box.Tabs for districts are then across the top and candidate tabs are below the district description and map.