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Robert D. Bender
Escambia County
Supervisor of Elections

News Release: Early Voting Begins January 21

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminded voters today that beginning Saturday, January 21, four early voting sites will be available for the January 31 Presidential Preference Primary:

Supervisor of Elections Main Office
213 Palafox Place, Second Floor

Supervisor of Elections Annex
292 Muscogee Road, Cantonment

Southwest Branch Library
12248 Gulf Beach Highway

Tryon Branch Library*
1200 Langley Avenue
*New location due to renovations

Early voting will be available Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; and from Monday, January 23 through Saturday, January 28 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Early voters will cast paper ballots through our digital scanners, and may choose any one of the four sites. As a result of the renovations of the downtown library, the Genealogy Branch Library will not be available as a polling place. The Tryon Branch Library will be used instead.

Another option for voters is to cast an absentee ballot, which can be requested through the online form at, 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 the address where the ballot should be mailed, and must be received no later than Wednesday, January 25. 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 now follow the status of their ballot at

The third option for voters is to cast a paper ballot at their precinct on Election Day using our digital scanners. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. A touchscreen is also available at each polling place and early voting site for persons with disabilities.

All eligible voters in Escambia County have been mailed a sample ballot. In addition, a sample ballot and polling place information may be viewed at While only registered Republicans may participate in their primary, all voters may cast a ballot on the referendum.

Voters are reminded to bring their photo and signature ID with them to the polls, and are encouraged to contact the Elections Office by phone or e-mail with any questions.

Published on January 18, 2012
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