The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office will be open extended hours – until 7:00 p.m. – on Tuesday, January 3 to accommodate citizens who wish to register to vote or change party affiliation for the upcoming Presidential Preference Primary election. January 3 is the last day to register or change parties before the January 31, 2012 election.
Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an election. With the observance of the New Year’s Day holiday occurring on Monday, January 2, new registrations and party changes must be completed or postmarked no later than January 3 in order for them to be effective for the Presidential Preference Primary. Address updates, signature updates, and other changes can be made after the books close. If you are unsure of your registration status, visit EscambiaVotes.com and click Am I Registered?, or call 595-3900.
Escambia County citizens have several ways to register or update their record:
Online/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 the last four digits of your Social Security Number in the appropriate space. Mail the completed application no later than January 3 to: Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591-2601. Completed applications may be dropped off at the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, second floor, in downtown Pensacola. You may also call 850-595-3900 or e-mail the Elections Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a form mailed to you.
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, 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, click here or call or e-mail the Elections Office.
For voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot, click here to complete the online request form, or call or e-mail the elections office. Early voting begins January 21 at four locations throughout Escambia County. For more information, including sample ballots, visit EscambiaVotes.com.