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News Release- Ballots for Military and Overseas Voters

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today sent absentee ballots to more than 5,200 military and overseas voters for the November 6 General Election. These voters will receive their ballot by mail, fax, e-mail or online delivery, depending on the delivery method they chose. Civilian absentee ballots are scheduled to be mailed on October 2. Under Federal and State law, absent military and overseas voters with an absentee ballot request on file are sent their ballot no later than 45 days prior to the election. Florida law stipulates that civilian ballots be mailed no sooner than 35 days before Election Day.

Stafford also announced that sample ballots for the General Election are available online for voters to review. To access your sample ballot go to, click “Sample Ballot” and follow the instructions. You can also view your voter registration info, locate your polling location, and request to vote by mail. All voters will be mailed a sample ballot prior to the General Election, which includes their polling location and early voting sites.

The November ballot will be the first multi-sheet ballot for Escambia County voters and many may wish to consider voting by mail. Escambia County voters who wish to vote by mail (an absentee ballot) can visit and complete the online request form, or call or e-mail the elections office. Early voting begins October 27 at several locations throughout the county.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Tuesday, October 9 is the last day to register to vote before the November 6 General Election. If you are unsure of your registration status, visit and click “Am I Registered?”.

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Published on: September 21st, 2012 00:00 - Permalink
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