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News Release- New Voter Cards Reflect Changes
All Escambia County voters will be receiving a new Voter Information Card in the next few weeks, which will reflect district and precinct changes associated with the once-a-decade redistricting process. In addition to precinct boundary changes resulting from new district lines, several of Escambia County’s precincts have been consolidated.
The popularity of absentee voting and early voting has resulted in a decrease in the percentage of voters casting their ballot at the polling place on Election Day. In fact, in the last Presidential Election more than half of all votes in Escambia County were cast before Election Day. As a result of this decreased usage, budgetary constraints, and redistricting, 11 of Escambia County’s 90 precincts have been consolidated into adjoining precincts. The reprecincting plan was approved by the Board of County Commissioners earlier this month.
All registered voters will receive a new Voter Information Card, which will contain not only the new House and Senate information, but also the precinct number and polling location. Voters can also use the “Precinct Finder” option at EscambiaVotes.com, or call the Supervisor of Elections office (850-595-3900) to find their polling location. A precinct map of the county is also available at EscambiaVotes.com/maps. In addition, all voters will be mailed a personalized sample ballot prior to the beginning of early voting for both the Primary and General Elections, which will include their polling place information.
In addition to voting at your polling place on Election Day, all voters have the option of voting by mail (absentee), or voting early. To vote by mail, voters can make their request from the website EscambiaVotes.com, by email ([email protected]), by phone (850-595-3900), through the mail or via fax (850-595-3914). Requests must include the voter’s address and date of birth, while written requests must also include the voter’s signature. Early voting begins on August 4 and runs through August 11. A complete list of early voting locations is available at EscambiaVotes.com.Published on: May 31st, 2012 00:00 - Permalink