Florida's 9.8 Million Democrats and Republicans to Vote Tuesday, March 17 for Presidential Preference
Last updated 3/15/2020 at 11:23am
Just under 316,000 Polk County residents are eligible to vote Tuesday, March 17 in Florida's Presidential Preference Primary.
As of the Feb. 18 registration deadline, Polk had 160,589 Republicans and 155,335 Democrats. Florida is a closed primary state so those registered as independents or with no party affiliation are not eligible to vote in the primaries, which are held to help major parties select their candidates for president. As of Jan. 31, Florida had 4,793,897 registered Republicans and 5,039,757 registered Democrats, according to the Florida Division of Elections.