Florida is a closed primary state. In partisan office contests in a primary election, a voter may only vote for the candidates of the party in which he or she is registered. That is why different ballot styles exist in a primary election. The voter’s ballot style is tied to his or her party affiliation.
Voters registered with no party affiliation (NPA) are not eligible to vote for partisan candidates in a primary election unless a Universal Primary Contest (UPC) occurs.
All registered voters regardless of party affiliation are entitled to vote on non-partisan candidates and issues.
In a General Election, all registered voters receive the same ballot regardless of their party affiliation and are eligible to vote for any candidate.
Information on Florida’s major and minor political parties can be found on the Florida Division of Election’s website. Click here…Florida Division of Elections
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