The Voter Registration Deadline for the 2022 Primary Election is One Month Away

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. — The voter registration deadline for the 2022 Primary Election is July 25. This deadline is now one month away.

Florida is a closed primary election state, meaning that only voters registered with a political party can vote for that party’s candidates in partisan races.

However, there is something on the ballot for everyone.

All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on issues and nonpartisan races.

Here is an idea of how a voter’s ballot may appear for the Primary Election depending on their party affiliation: 

  • A voter registered as a Republican may only vote in Republican and nonpartisan contests.
  • A voter registered as a Democrat may only vote in Democratic and nonpartisan contests.
  • A voter registered as No Party Affiliation (NPA) may only vote in nonpartisan contests.

Election Day for the Primary Election is on August 23, 2022. Any individual who would like to participate in the Primary Election must be registered to vote by July 25, 2022.

Additionally, any voter who wishes to change their party affiliation must do so by the July 25 deadline for the change to take effect for this year’s Primary Election.

If you are not yet registered to vote, there are numerous ways to register:

  • Online: Florida residents can register to vote online. The online voter registration portal — found at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov — is a safe and secure option for voter registration. You will need a valid Florida State ID (Florida Driver’s License number/Florida ID Card number) AND the last four digits of your social security number.
  • In person: The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office, which is located at 515 N. Main St. on the third floor, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voter registration forms can also be completed and turned in at any Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office or any Alachua County Public Library.
  • By mail: Forms are available online at VoteAlachua.gov. Completed forms must be received by the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office before 5 p.m. on the July 25 deadline.

Already registered voters are encouraged to verify and update their voter registration status. This can be done at https://www.votealachua.com/My-Registration-Status, by calling 352-374-5252, or by visiting the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office in person. Voters are encouraged to make any changes to their voter registration in advance of election day as changes could impact a voter’s assigned polling place.