2020 Town of Palm Beach Municipal General Election Information
- Town General Election: Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Becoming a Town Council Candidate
All registered voters of the Town of Palm Beach are eligible to run for the Town of Palm Beach Town Council. For more information on how to become a candidate for the 2020 election, please contact the Town Clerk to schedule a mandatory candidate orientation meeting.
County, State, & Federal Elections
All County, State, and Federal elections are the responsibility of the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections. For more information, you can call their Office at (561) 656-6200, or visit their website. Information on precincts, polling locations, acceptable forms of photo ID, and voting by mail can be found below.
Precincts and Polling Locations
If you are unsure which precinct you are in, please refer to your voter's registration card or go to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections' (SOE) Precinct Finder.
- Precinct 1390: St. Edward’s Parish Hall, 165 N. County Rd
- Precinct 1392: St. Edward’s Parish Hall, 165 N. County Rd
- Precinct 1394: Morton & Barbara Mandel Recreation Center, 340 Seaview Ave.
- Precinct 7154: Morton & Barbara Mandel Recreation Center, 340 Seaview Ave.
- Precinct 7156: South Fire-Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd
- Precinct 7158: South Fire-Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd
- Precinct 7166: South Fire-Rescue Station, 2185 S. Ocean Blvd
Voter Photo ID Required at the Polls
Each voter is required to present current and valid photo identification upon entering the polls. Acceptable forms of identification include a: Florida Driver's License, a Florida Identification Card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, United States Passport, Debit or Credit Card, Military Identification, Student Identification, Retirement Center Identification, Neighborhood Association Identification, or Public Assistance Identification. F.S. 101.043
Absentee (Vote by Mail) Ballot Information
If you are unsure of your absentee voter status, then please contact the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections at (561) 656-6200. Please note that absentee ballots cannot be forwarded, so be sure that the mailing address you provided is one that you will have access to at that time the ballots will be mailed out. For more information on requesting and returning absentee ballots, you can visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Election's Absentee Ballot webpage.
Voter Registration Information
If you are currently unregistered and wish to vote, then you must register at least 29 days prior to the election you wish to vote in. For further information regarding voter registration, you may contact the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections at 561-656-6200, visit their website, or watch this YouTube How to Register to Vote Video.
For further information on Voter Registration and How to Vote, you can go to the 2016 Voters Registration and Voting Guide issued by the Florida Department of State Division of Elections.
Notices to Voters & Florida Election Laws
The Florida Election Code, Chapters 97 through 106, Florida Statutes, regulates all state and county elections. The mission of the Florida Department of State Division of Elections is to provide statewide coordination and direction for the interpretation and enforcement of election laws. Below are links to more election information provided by the Division of Elections.
- Voter Registration & Voting Guide
- Instructions to Voters
- Election Myths vs. Facts
- Voter's Bill of Rights
- Voter Responsibilities
- Voting for Persons with Disabilities
- Voter Fraud
- Voting System Standards
- Florida Election Laws - revised July 2016
- Help America Vote Act
For more information on these items, please contact the Florida Division of Elections at (850) 245-6200 or visit: http://elections.myflorida.com/index.shtml.
Please be advised that Florida is a Closed Primary State. This means that, during primary elections, voters can only vote in those partisan races for the party in which they are registered; however, all voters can vote in any non-partisan races or ballot questions. For more information on Florida's Closed Primaries, you can also watch this YouTube Closed Primary Video.
Becoming a Poll Worker
Poll Workers are an important component of the elections process. Palm Beach Poll Workers are highly trained individuals who are active voters, serving their community and local government proudly. They must be able to interact well with the public and work well in stressful situations. All Poll Workers MUST be at their assigned Precinct no later than 6:00 a.m. on election morning. The day ends after 7:00 p.m. when the polls have been officially closed, the voting process has been completed, AND all materials have been packed away. To become a Town Poll Worker, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a registered voter in Palm Beach County
- You must be a Poll Worker in good standing with the Palm Beach County SOE's Office
- You must attend a mandatory Poll Worker Training Class prior to each election; each class lasts from 3 to 7 hours, depending on your position. The municipal general and run-off elections are considered one election for training requirement purposes.