We have compiled a variety of information about candidates to help inform the public about candidates and their positions. Check back frequently for updates.
The August Primary elections are coming up soon, and now is the time to start preparing. Make sure you are registered, your address is up to date, get your Vote By Mail ballot and start researching the candidates and the different offices up for election.
Check out our compilation of debates, forums and interviews from other media sources. This list will updated and maintained throughout the election cycle.
Deadline to register or change party: Monday, July 20, 2020 (Already passed)
Register to vote or check current registration status here: https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home
Primary Day: August 18, 2020
Early Voting: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020 – Sunday, August 16, 2020
Vote By Mail: Due by 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Vote By Mail Ballot Request: Before 5:00 p.m. August 8, 2020
Election Day: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Get your Sample Ballot to view which candidates you will be voting between ahead of time.
Sample Ballot: https://www.pbcelections.org/Voters/On-the-Ballot
This is a primary election, but also includes non-partisan races.
From the PBC Elections Website:
Your party affiliation determines which candidates will be on your ballot during Primary Elections. Florida is a closed primary state, which means that you must be registered with a political party to vote in that party’s Primary Election. You may change your party affiliation at any time, but it must be done 29 days before a Primary Election to be valid for that election.
If you prefer not to be affiliated with a party, you may register as No Party Affiliation (NPA). In that case, only non-partisan races or issues included in the Primary Election will be on your ballot unless a Universal Primary Contest occurs. A Universal Primary Contest occurs when all candidates in the same race have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election.
Due to COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to vote by mail for safety purposes. Please be aware that in-person polling locations can often be changed at the last minute, so make sure to check https://www.pbcelections.org/ regularly to keep updated.
Please be aware your mail-in ballot signature must match the signature on file at the Supervisor of Elections. If the signature does not match, they may throw out your ballot. You can check this, or update it at the Supervisor of Elections website. Make sure that your email address and phone number is on record, so that if there is a problem with your signature, you will be contacted and given the opportunity to cure it.
In the coming weeks we hope to question candidates and challenge them on their commitment to progressive policies. There are a number of local candidate forums and debates happening online and we will be notifying members of the dates and times. We encourage you to participate as progressive voices, let alone socialists, are rarely heard at these local forums.
Offices up for Election in PBC:
US House of Representatives
State Attorney (Unopposed, will not appear on ballot) Public Defender (Unopposed, will not appear on ballot)
Supreme Court Justice
District Court of Appeal
Loxahatchee River Environmental Control
For list of Fed & State level offices up for election: https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/candidates/canlist.asp
County Commissioners (odd districts only)
Clerk of Courts (Unopposed, will not appear on ballot) Property Appraiser (Unopposed, will not appear on ballot) Tax Collector (Unopposed, will not appear on ballot)
Supervisor of Elections
School Board (dist 1,2,5)
Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation Group
Port of Palm Beach
County Court Judge
Full list of County candidates including other local positions and party committee positions on website: https://www.pbcelections.org/Candidates/Search-Campaign-Financial-Report