Just the FAQs - Presidential Preference Primary Election

What Is the Presidential Preference Primary?

The Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) is part of how political parties select presidential candidates. In the PPP, voters registered with Florida's major political parties vote for the presidential candidate they want to represent their party in the November General Election.

After the PPP, political party delegates nominate the preferred presidential candidates at each party’s national convention. These national conventions are typically held in July or August. The party decides at the convention which presidential candidate will represent their party on the November General Election ballot.

Check out the 2024 PPP Election Guide for key information about the election. Voters can expect to receive a copy of the guide in the mail at the beginning of March. 

Who Is on my PPP Ballot?

There is only one contest on the PPP ballot in Leon County - which presidential candidate you want to represent your party in the November General Election. The candidates that appear on the PPP ballot are designated by the Florida Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Florida.

View a Sample Ballot

All voters in the PPP will have the same ballot. You can view a sample 2024 PPP ballot here.

You can also use the Voter Information Lookup to view your sample ballot as well as your voter information.

How Your Party Affects Your Ballot

Your ability to vote in the PPP depends on your party affiliation.

  • If you are registered with the Republican Party, your ballot will list the following republican candidates for president. Some candidates may have since suspended their campaigns or withdrawn from consideration, but officially are required to remain on the ballot. A vote cast for any candidate appearing on the ballot will count as a vote for that candidate in this election.
    • Ryan L. Binkley
    • Chris Christie
    • Ron DeSantis
    • Nikki R. Haley
    • Asa Hutchinson
    • Vivek Ramaswamy
    • Donald J. Trump
  • If you are registered with the Democratic Party, you will not receive a ballot in this PPP. Since the Florida Democratic Party nominated Joseph R. Biden Jr. as their sole candidate, there is no ballot for voters registered with the Democratic Party.
  • If you are registered with a minor party or no party, you will not receive a ballot in the PPP.

Why Should I Vote in the PPP?

Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. The PPP is part of how we select the next President of the United States. When you vote in the PPP, you get to take part in selecting who will lead our country.

When Is the PPP?

The PPP is only held in presidential election years. Florida’s next PPP is on March 19, 2024.

How Do I Register to Vote for the PPP?

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 and party change deadline for the 2024 PPP is February 20, 2024. You must register to vote by this day in order to cast a ballot in the PPP. If want to change your party, you must make the change by this day for it to be in effect for the PPP.

How Do I Vote in the PPP?

You can vote in the PPP using any of these methods. Click on the links to learn more about each way you can cast your ballot.

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Mark S. Earley
Leon County Supervisor of Elections

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