These are the ballot machines and systems available in Florida
In Florida, the state uses two methods to vote: An optical scan system or a Direct Record Electronic system, also known as a DRE, according to vote411.org. Here is how the website explains each system:Optical scan: With optical scan, you will receive a ballot, which you’ll take to a private table or booth. The paper ballot will have the names of the candidates and the various measures and initiatives printed on it. When you’re finished, you’ll approach the ballot box, where poll workers will show you how to put your ballot inside. “Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen.
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
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.