News & Notes
News Release- Election Day Tips For the August Primary
Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today offered Escambia County voters some tips to prepare for Election Day:
- Confirm the location of your polling place: check your sample ballot, voter information card, EscambiaVotes.com, or call 595-3900.
- Several precincts and polling places have changed due to redistricting and precinct consolidation, so be sure to know where to vote on Election Day.
- If you are unsure of your registration status, check EscambiaVotes.com, or call 595-3900.
- If you need to update your address, contact us prior to Election Day so you can be directed to your proper polling location.
- Photo and signature ID is required for all voters – if you do not present an approved form of ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.
- All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, are eligible to vote in certain contests on the ballot, while other contests are restricted to voters in a specific political party or district — check your sample ballot to view the contests in which you can vote.
- Registration books closed on July 16 – new registrations and party changes for this election may not be made at the polls.
- You may not return your voted absentee ballot to your precinct on Election Day – it must be returned to the Elections Office by 7 p.m.
- If you requested an absentee ballot but chose not to return it and wish to vote at your polling place instead, please bring your unvoted ballot with you so it can be cancelled.
- Early voting ended Saturday – if you have not yet voted, you must go to your precinct on Election Day.
- Busiest times at the polls tend to be 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. until the polls close at 7:00 p.m.
For further information, please contact us by phone at (850) 595-3900, e-mail us at [email protected] or visit EscambiaVotes.com.Published on: August 12th, 2012 00:00 - Permalink