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News Release - Early Voting Starts Saturday

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters that beginning Saturday, March 5, seven early voting locations will be available for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary.

  • Escambia County Extension Services, 3740 Stefani Road
  • Molino Community Center, 6450 Highway 95A North
  • Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway
  • Genealogy Branch Library, 5740 N. 9th Avenue
  • Main Library, 239 N. Spring Street
  • 5 Flags Speedway, 7451 Pine Forest Road
  • Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 213 Palafox Place, Second Floor

Early voting will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, through Saturday, March 12. Early voters cast paper ballots through our digital scanners, and may choose any one of the seven sites.

Another option for voters is to cast an absentee ballot, which can be requested through the online form at EscambiaVotes.com, or by e-mail (absentee@escambiavotes.com), phone (850) 595-3900, mail, or fax (850) 595-3914. Requests must include the voter’s date of birth and address, and must be received no later than Wednesday, March 9. Voted ballots must be received in the Elections Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day and may not be returned to a polling location. Absentee voters may track the status of their ballot at EscambiaVotes.com.

The third option for voters is to cast a ballot at their precinct on Election Day, March 15. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. An AutoMARK ballot marking device is also available at each polling place and early voting site to assist persons with disabilities.

Florida is a closed primary state. Only registered Republicans and Democrats are eligible for this election. All eligible voters in Escambia County will be mailed a sample ballot. In addition, voters can verify their registration status, view their sample ballot and find their polling place by visiting EscambiaVotes.com. Voters are reminded to bring their photo and signature ID with them to the polls, and are encouraged to visit EscambiaVotes.com for complete voting information or contact the Elections Office by phone or e-mail with any questions.

Published on: March 3rd, 2016 00:00 - Permalink
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