VOTER GUIDE: Everything to know about Florida’s 2020 presidential primary election
What is a closed primary election state, and what does it mean for Florida? In Florida, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are considered the only two major political parties. If you know for certain that you’re registered, but you’re not sure with which party you’re affiliated, you can check here. The voter registration deadline for this particular Florida primary was Feb. 18. In Florida, you’re out of luckOther helpful linksContact your county’s Supervisor of ElectionsFull election coverage from News 6
Did you vote early and your candidate of choice has since dropped out? In Florida, you’re out of luck
Many people in Florida opted in for early voting, possibly to skip the long lines on primary day or for a whole slew of other reasons. But what are you supposed to do if you voted early for a candidate who has already dropped out -- before Florida’s primary on March 17? And anyone who votes for that person will have his or her vote count -- as in, a vote for that candidate. Many states follow this same rule, but there are a few places that will let you have a re-do if your candidate dropped out before the primary. As you can see from this primary alone, many candidates drop out right before or directly after the juggernaut primary day.
Better late than never? There’s still time to make a plan, get to the polls -- even at the last minute
Click or tap here for deadlines in each state to register for the primary election and the general election in November. This is where you really want to start familiarizing yourself with your state’s Secretary of State or Department of State website. People can be eligible to vote by mail if they are:Going to be away from their county on Election Day and during early voting. Absentee/mail-in ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots from voters overseas must be received by the fifth day after Election Day, while ballots from members of the armed forced must be received by the sixth day after Election Day.
Campaign crystal ball: Is the Democratic primary effectively over?
Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal, Jamelle Bouie of Slate Magazine, Ben Domenech of the Federalist, and Democratic strategist David Axelrod take a close look at the Democratic race toward the presidency. Will Hillary Clinton seal the nomination on Super Tuesday?cbsnews.com
How did Cantor lose the primary? Bob Schieffer weighs in
How did Cantor lose the primary? Bob Schieffer weighs in Chief Washington correspondent and host of "Face the Nation" Bob Schieffer talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about Eric Cantor's stunning loss in the Virginia GOP primary to Tea Party challenger, Dave Brat, and what it means for the rest of the campaign season.cbsnews.com