Governor Scott recently signed into law a host of election law changes passed by the Florida legislature. Among the changes are: new days and times for early voting, a new date for the primary election, new rules on third-party voter registration, and much more.
Here is a link to a memo describing the changes, issued by the Florida Department of State.
Wednesday, October 27th is the deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed for the November 2, 2010 General Election. A voter will still have the ability after Wednesday to pick up an absentee ballot in person from the Elections Office.
Voted absentee ballots must be received in the Elections Office (not at a polling location) no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 2nd.
Sample ballots for the November 2, 2010 General Election have been mailed to Escambia County Voters.
The sample ballot includes an image of both sides of the ballot, the voter’s polling location, instructions on marking their ballot, and information on early voting, absentee voting and voting at the polls on Election Day. A sample ballot is also available at EscambiaVotes.com.
One of the most frequently asked questions of us prior to a General Election is where to find information on judges who appear on the ballot and on constitutional amendments. There are several sources of information out there, and we’ve listed a few here.
DISCLAIMER – we cannot and do not endorse these particular organizations or what appears on their pages.We are merely responding to voters’ requests for additional sources of information on what is on the ballot. Should you have any questions on the content, please address them to the appropriate organization.
Are You Election Ready?
With the election approaching, it is important that voters prepare to exercise one of their most fundamental rights as Americans. As such, here are a few important questions for voters:
Three Ways to Vote
There are three ways to vote in Escambia County for the November 2, 2010 General Election – Early, Absentee and Election Day. To request an absentee ballot, simply complete the online form. Early voting begins on October 18th.
October 4th is Voter Registration Deadline
Registration books for the November 2, 2010 General Election will close on October 4th. All new registrations must be received or postmarked no later than that date, pursuant to Florida law. To register or update your information, click here.
Saturday, August 21, 2010 is the last day of Early Voting for the August 24th Primary Election.
Friday and Saturday’s early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Early voting in Escambia will continue through the weekend and into next week. Voters who wish to participate in early voting have four locations from which to choose.
Hours of operation this weekend are as follows:
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Pensacola, FL 32502
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Pensacola, FL 32591
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