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News Release- Early Voting Begins Saturday, May 4
Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminded voters today that early voting for the Special Primary Election begins Saturday, May 4, at three early voting locations:
- Supervisor of Elections Main Office
213 Palafox Place, Second Floor
- Tryon Branch Library
1200 Langley Avenue
- Southwest Branch Library
12248 Gulf Beach Highway
Early voting will be offered Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; and from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Early voting ends Saturday, May 11 and is available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. that day. Early voters cast paper ballots through our digital scanners, and may choose any one of the three sites. Voters must present photo and signature ID when voting in person, or will have to vote a provisional ballot.
All registered Republican voters in House District 2 are eligible to vote in this closed primary. Florida is a closed primary state, which means in primary elections, you may only participate in the primary of the party in which you are registered. Since only one Democrat candidate qualified, there will be no Democratic primary. The Democratic candidate automatically advances to the June 11 election to face the winner of the Republican primary. All voters in House District 2 will be eligible to vote in the June 11 election, regardless of party affiliation. To find out if you are registered in House District 2, check your voter information card, visit EscambiaVotes.com, or call the elections office at 850-595-3900.
Another option for voters is to cast an absentee ballot, which can be requested through the online form at EscambiaVotes.com, or by contacting the Supervisor of Elections by mail, phone (850-595-3900), e-mail ([email protected]), or fax (850-595-3914). Requests must include the voter’s date of birth and address, and must be received no later than Wednesday, May 8. Voted ballots must be received in the Elections Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day and may not be returned to a polling location on Election Day. Absentee voters may track the status of their ballot at EscambiaVotes.com. Polls will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, May 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Published on: May 2nd, 2013 00:00 - Permalink