The Green Papers: Puerto Rico 2023 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2023. Find 2024 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Capital:San Juan

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Puerto Rico State and Local Government

Puerto Rico Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

In 2014, Grand and San Juan counties switched to vote by mail.

Ballots are mailed to registered voters 28 days prior to the election. Returned ballots must be postmarked no later than the day before the election. The final canvass must be completed no later than 14 days after the election.


Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Territorial Governor

  Partido Nuevo Progresista Governor  Pedro R. Pierluisi
Previously served as Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House 2009–2017. First elected as Governor: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño     former island Senator Juan Dalmau
also Alianza de País
  Candidate Partido Nuevo Progresista     Resident Commissioner  Jenniffer González Colón
28 September 2023: Announced candidacy for Governor.
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático     island Senator  José Luis Dalmau Santiago
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático     former Isabela Mayor Charlie Delgado Altieri
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático     Morovis Mayor Carmen Maldonado González
aka Carmen Maldonado
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático     island Representative  Jesús Manuel Ortiz González
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático     island Senator  Juan Zaragoza Gómez
  Candidate Proyecto Dignidad     Ada Norah Henríquez
  Candidate Proyecto Dignidad     César Augusto Vázquez Muñiz

Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Partido Nuevo Progresista Resident Commissioner  Jenniffer González Colón
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 28 September 2023: Announced candidacy for Governor.
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Democratic     Pablo José Hernandez Rivera
FEC H4PR01010; 30 Sep 23; Tot $318,227; Dsb $78,824
  Candidate Republican     Jose E. "Quiquito" Melendez
FEC H4PR01036
  Candidate Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana     Ana Irma Rivera-Lassén
FEC H4PR01069
  Candidate New Progressive Party     Marigdalia Kaleth Ramirez-Fort
aka KingFort-Estrella, Marigdalia Ramirez-Fort

FEC H4PR01028
  Candidate Partido Nuevo Progresista     former Puerto Rico Secretary of State Elmer Luis Román
Partido Nuevo Progresista or New Progressive Party

FEC H4PR01051
  Candidate Partido Nuevo Progresista     island Senator  William Ely Villafañe Ramos
aka William Villafañe

FEC H4PR00103
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático     Melín Argyro Sotiriou Droz
FEC H4PR01044
  Candidate Independent     Arnaldo Claudio
  Candidate Independent     Ed Cruz

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Republican: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana: 1 candidate
  New Progressive Party: 1 candidate
  Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño: 1 candidate
  Partido Nuevo Progresista: 2 incumbents, 3 candidates
  Partido Popular Democrático: 6 candidates
  Proyecto Dignidad: 2 candidates
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.

Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Election Authority
  Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Puerto Rico Government
  Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)
  Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010
  The Democratic Party of Puerto Rico
  Republican Party of Puerto Rico / Partido Republicano de Puerto Rico
Third Party
  Bandera Roja en Línea
  Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño (Puerto Rican Independence Party - Spanish)
  Proyecto Dignidad
Media & others
  El Nuevo Día
  Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)
  Elections in Puerto Rico (English) - Puerto Rico
  Primera Hora
  Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico
  WAPA AM - San Juan
  WAPA TV - San Juan


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