What is the General Election?
The General Election is how we select candidates who will take office. In the General Election, the winning candidates from the Primary Election compete against each other, along with any candidates who do not have a party. Whichever candidate receives the most votes in each contest is the winner and will take office.
In addition to candidates, the General Election often includes proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution, the Leon County Charter, and the City of Tallahassee Charter. You can vote for or against each of these amendments.
- 2022 General Election Guide - Includes English and Spanish sample ballots for the 2022 General Election
- 2022 General Election Proposed Constitutional Amendments booklet
Who Is on my General Election Ballot?
Offices Up for Election
The following offices are up for election in 2022:
- United States Representative
- Governor and Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- Chief Financial Officer
- Commissioner of Agriculture
- State Senator
- State Representative
- County Commissioner
- School Board
- County Judges
- City Commissioner
You can find further information about local candidates by visiting the candidate list on our website.
The General Election ballot often includes proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Amendments can be placed on the ballot either by the Florida Legislature or by citizen petition drives.
You can find further information about constitutional amendments on the Division of Elections’ Amendments Database
Not all the offices listed above will appear on your ballot, as the contests you can vote on depend on your address.
View Your Sample Ballot
Use the Voter Information Lookup to view your sample ballot and see exactly what candidates and contests will be on your ballot.
Where You Live Affects Your Ballot
Some contests in the General Election change depend on which districts you live in.
- Many contests, such as state representative, are divided into districts. We use your address where you live to assign you to a district. You get to vote in the contest for your district if that district is up for election that year.
- Other contests, such as governor, are state-wide. All voters can vote in these contests.
Your districts are listed on your voter information card. Or you can use the Voter Information Lookup.
Your Party Affects Your Ballot
Your political party does not affect your ballot in the General Election. You can vote for any candidate on your ballot regardless of your party or the party of the candidate.
Why Should I Vote in the General Election?
Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. When you vote in the General Election you get to take part in deciding who will lead our nation, state, county, and city. You also get to vote on changes to the Florida Constitution that directly affect life in our state.
When Is the General Election?
The General Election is held in November of each even-numbered year. Florida’s next General Election is on November 8, 2022.
How Do I Register to Vote in the General Election?
Registering to vote is easy! Visit our Voter Registration page to get started.
If you are already registered but you need to make a change, visit our Update Voter Registration page.
Voter Registration Deadline
The voter registration deadline for the 2022 General Election is October 11, 2022. You must register to vote by this day in order to cast a ballot in the General Election.
Where Can I Learn About Voting in the General Election?
You can vote in the General Election using any of these methods. Click on the links to learn more about each way you can cast your ballot.