Choose Your Political Party

Florida is a “Closed Primary State,” which means that a voter may only vote in a primary for the party with which he/she is registered. A voter registered without a party affiliation may only vote in nonpartisan races during a primary election. If all candidates in a race on the primary ballot have the same party affiliation and there is no opposition in the general election, all eligible voters may vote in the race, which is called a “Universal Primary.”

To select a political party or make a party change use a Voter Registration Application. Check the box of the political party with which you wish to register: Florida Democratic Party, Republican Party of Florida, or a minor political party (print the name of the party). Persons wishing to register without selecting a political party should check "No party affiliation." The Division of Elections provides a complete list of registered political parties. 

All registered voters may vote in a General Election regardless of political party affiliation.

No party changes allowed after registration books close; 29 days before an Election.


Confirm your current political party

Charles L Overturf III, Supervisor of Elections, Putnam County
Address and Qualifying Office: 
2509 Crill Ave, Suite 900, Palatka, FL 32177
PHONE: (386) 329 - 0224 • FAX: (386) 329 - 0455 • HOURS: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.