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Secretary Detzner Certifies Candidate Names for Presidential Preference Primary

Tallahassee –

As required by law, Secretary of State Ken Detzner has certified to the Supervisors of Elections the following names of major political party candidates to be printed on the ballot for the Presidential Preference Primary on March 15, 2016:





Republican Party of Florida:


Jeb Bush


Ben Carson


Chris Christie


Ted Cruz


Carly Fiorina


Jim Gilmore


Lindsey Graham


Mike Huckabee


John R. Kasich


Rand Paul


Marco Rubio


Rick Santorum


Donald J. Trump




Florida Democratic Party:


Hillary Clinton


Martin O’Malley


Bernie Sanders





For a copy of the certification letter, visit Additional information about elections, including upcoming elections dates, in the State of Florida is available on the Division of Elections’ website at




About the Division of Elections


The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections supports the Secretary of State, Florida’s Chief Elections Officer, in ensuring that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division’s three bureaus; the Bureau of Election Records, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, have several responsibilities in the areas of legal compliance and elections administration to ensure that Florida’s election laws are uniformly interpreted and implemented. The Division also assists local Supervisors of Elections in their duties, and promotes enhanced public awareness and participation in the electoral process. For more information about Florida’s elections, visit