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News Release- Extended Hours for Voter Registration Deadline

The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office will be open extended hours – until 7:00 p.m. – on Monday, July 16 to accommodate citizens who wish to register to vote or change party affiliation for the upcoming Primary Election. July 16 is the last day to register or change parties before the August 14, 2012 election.

Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an election. New registrations and party changes must be completed or postmarked no later than July 16 in order for them to be effective for the Primary. Address updates, signature updates, and other changes can be made after the books close. If you are unsure of your registration status, visit 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 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 July 16 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 ([email protected]) 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, visit or call or e-mail the Elections Office.

For voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot, go to and complete the online request form, or call or e-mail the elections office. Early voting begins August 4 at four locations throughout Escambia County. For more information, including sample ballots, visit

Published on: July 11th, 2012 00:00 - Permalink
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