Only voters who reside within the city limits of the municipality (City of Everglades City, City of Marco Island and City of Naples) are eligible to vote in the respective municipal election.

The City of Everglades City municipal charter states that their municipal election be held on the fourth Tuesday in November of each odd-numbered year. The City of Naples municipal charter states that their municipal election be held on the first Tuesday in February of each even-numbered year, except in years that are a multiple of four at which time the regular municipal election will be held on the same day as the State of Florida Presidential Preference Primary. The City of Marco Island municipal charter states that their municipal election be held in conjunction with the State of Florida General Election.


During the Presidential Preference Primary, voters will vote on presidential candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties only unless there are also local and state issues and municipal elections consolidated to their ballot.

In the state of Florida, the Presidential Preference Primary allows voters to indirectly select who they want to represent their party during the General Election in November. The outcome of this race will determine how many delegates each party’s national convention will receive from the state of Florida. These delegates will then select their party’s presidential nominee at each respective party’s national convention.

Voters residing within the City of Naples city limits will also see their mayoral and city council contest on their ballot.


During the Primary Election, electors will vote for state and federal representatives (outside of the presidency) within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own parties, United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, State Representatives and State Senators will be on the ballot.

Also – if opposed within their party – the five constitutional officers will appear on the ballot: the Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector. Voters may also see county commissioners and precinct committee men and women depending on their jurisdiction.

Voters may also see nonpartisan contests including judges, school board members and local referenda items.

Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party. The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November.

Universal Primary: A universal primary is a contest in the Primary Election in which all candidates have the same party affiliation, but will not see opposition during the General Election. During a universal primary, all qualified electors may vote regardless of their party affiliation.


The General Election ballot will list the candidates for the presidency and the winning candidates of the August Primary Election. During this election, voters will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate regardless of their party affiliation.

Voters will also vote on statewide amendments and – based on their jurisdiction – local district seats such as Mosquito Control and Fire Districts.

Voters residing within the City of Marco Island city limits will also see their city council contest on their ballot.