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Voter Registration in Escambia County
as of 04/28/2017


Affiliation Voters
Republican 93,910
44.87%
Democrat 72,177
34.48%
No Party Affiliation 42,386
20.25%
Minor Parties 837
0.40%
Total 209,310  

Our Mission:

"To ensure all qualified citizens are free to exercise their fundamental right to vote in open, impartial and secure elections."

Write-in Ballots

Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot

The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) may used by all absent Uniformed Service voters both inside and outside the continental United States, as well as U.S. citizens residing overseas.

The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot is basically a back-up or emergency ballot used for the general election in the event that the voter does not receive a requested regular absentee ballot in time for it to be voted and returned to the local election official to be counted. If the voter does not have access to the hard copy, it is available online at the FVAP website http://www.fvap.gov/.

Previously, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) voter had to request an absentee ballot at least 30 days prior to the election. Now, however, the request must be received at least 30 days before the general election or before the deadline established by the state, whichever is later. Florida’s deadline is 5 p.m. on the 6th day before the election.

It is vitally important to request an absentee ballot as early as possible — the beginning of each year is advisable. Equally important is to keep the local election official’s office apprised of any address changes once a request is made. An absentee ballot that is Returned Undeliverable to the elections office because of a bad address automatically cancels the voter’s absentee request, and the voter must make a new request providing the correct address.

State Write-in Ballots

Pursuant to Section 101.6951, Florida Statutes, no earlier than 180 days before a general election, an overseas voter may request a state write-in absentee ballot. In the request the voter must indicate that due to military or other contingencies that preclude normal mail delivery, the voter cannot vote a regular absentee ballot during the normal voting period. A State Write-In Ballot will contain only the races, and the voter must fill in the names of candidates OR write in the name of a political party, in which case all candidates of that party will be counted if they are in fact on the ballot.