News & Notes
Early Voting Begins on Saturday
Early voting for the Primary Election in Escambia County begins Saturday and continues for eight consecutive days at eight locations for 9 hours each day throughout the county:
o Supervisor of Elections Office, 213 Palafox Place, Second Floor (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
o Main Library, 239 Spring Street (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
o Molino Community Center, 6450-A Highway 95A, Molino (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
o Genealogy Branch Library, 5740 B, 9th Avenue (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
o Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
o Mobile Hwy/Pine Forest Rd Early Voting Center, 6675 Pine Forest Road (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
o Escambia County Extension, 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
o Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. DeSoto Street (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Early voting will be offered Saturday, August 18, through Saturday, August 25. Early voters cast paper ballots through our digital scanners and may choose any one of the eight sites. Each location is also equipped with an ExpressVote ballot marking device to assist persons with disabilities.
Another option for voters is to cast a vote-by-mail ballot, which can be requested through the online form at EscambiaVotes.com, or by e-mail, phone (850) 595-3900, mail, or fax (850) 595-3914. Requests must include the voter’s date of birth and address, and must be received no later than Wednesday, August 22. Voted ballots must be received in the Elections Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day and may not be returned to a polling location. The U.S. Postal Service recommends voters mail ballots at least one week before the due date. Vote-by-mail participants may track the status of their ballot at EscambiaVotes.com.
The third option for voters is to cast a ballot at their precinct on Election Day, Tuesday, August 28. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
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. Voters are reminded to bring their photo and signature ID with them to the polls and are encouraged to visit EscambiaVotes.com for complete voting information or contact the Elections Office by phone or e-mail with any questions.Published on: August 16th, 2018 00:00 - Permalink