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Deadline Approaching for Voter Registration & Party Change

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters that Monday, July 30, 2018 is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for those who wish to cast a ballot in the August 28, 2018, Primary Election.

Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an election. New registrations and party changes must be completed and received or postmarked no later than July 30 for them to be effective for the August 28 election. Address changes can be made after the books close. If you are unsure of your registration status, visit EscambiaVotes.com and click Am I Registered? to check.

Florida holds closed primary elections. In partisan primary elections, you are only eligible to vote in primary contests for the party in which you are registered, unless it is a universal primary or nonpartisan contest.

Escambia County citizens have several ways to register or update their record:

Online: Online voter registration is now offered in Escambia County. Simply go to EscambiaVotes.com to register to vote, or to update or change your current registration, including your address or party affiliation. It’s a quick and secure way to make sure you are ready to vote.

In Person: You can register at the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor, in downtown Pensacola, at any Florida Driver’s License Office, public library, and several other governmental offices and public assistance centers. Registration forms are also available to pick up at many locations countywide. For a complete list of locations throughout Escambia County, visit EscambiaVotes.com or call or e-mail the Elections Office.

By Mail: Visit EscambiaVotes.com and complete, print, and sign the online application. Be sure to include a valid Florida Driver’s License number, a valid Florida ID number, or if you have neither, the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number in the appropriate space. Completed applications must be received or postmarked no later than July 30. Send to: Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591-2601, or take the completed application to the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor, in downtown Pensacola. To have a form mailed to you, call (850) 595-3900 or e-mail the Elections Office.

For voters who wish to cast a ballot by mail, go to EscambiaVotes.com and complete the online request form, or call or e-mail the elections office.

Published on: July 18th, 2018 00:00 - Permalink