If you want to vote for Mike Huckabee in the Republican Primary on January 29th, you must be a registered Republican. If you are registered as a Democrat, Independent, or have no party affiliation, you must register at your county Supervisor of Elections office by Monday, December 31, 2007.
Here is an article on this issue from the Orlando Sentinel:
If you aren't registered to vote but want to participate in what could be pivotal primaries for both parties on Jan. 29, only one day is left.
Monday at 5 p.m. is the deadline for people to register to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries….
The deadline is the same for people who want to switch political parties.
To vote, a person must be 18 years old by Jan. 29 and be a U.S. citizen.
Several options are available:
*Voter registration may be completed at any Supervisor of Elections branch office, public library or drivers license office. The drivers license office is most typically used by people who are otherwise getting licenses.That may be done until 5 p.m. Monday.
*An application may be obtained on the state Division of Elections Web site or the Osceola Supervisor of Elections Web site. It will be accepted if it's postmarked by Monday, said Osceola elections officials.
According to the state, "the date the completed application is postmarked or hand delivered to a drivers license office, a voter registration agency, an armed forces recruitment office, the Division of Elections, or the office of any Supervisor of Elections in the state will be your registration date."
*Applications also are available at many other offices such as city halls. But those aren't official registration locations, so the completed form must be mailed or taken into a supervisor's office by the 5 p.m. Monday deadline.
The same process applies for new registrations and people switching parties.The entire form must be filled out for party switches, and a box indicating the switch should be checked, officials said.
People who miss the deadline will get registered, but not for the Jan. 29 election.