Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters that Tuesday, October 9, 2012 is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for those who wish to cast a ballot in the November 6, 2012 General Election.
Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an election however due to the Columbus Day holiday the deadline was extended. New registrations must be completed on or before the end of the business day on October 9, 2012 in order for them to be effective for the November 6 election. Address changes can be made after the books close. If you are unsure of your registration status, visit EscambiaVotes.com and click Am I Registered?.
Escambia County citizens have several ways to register or update their record:
Online/By Mail: Visit EscambiaVotes.com and complete, print, and sign the online application. Be sure to include a valid Florida Driver’s License number, a valid Florida ID number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number in the appropriate space. Completed applications must be received no later than October 9 to: Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591-2601. Or, take the completed application to the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor, in downtown Pensacola. Also, to have a form mailed to you, call (595-3900) or e-mail the Elections Office ([email protected]).
In Person: You can register at the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor, in downtown Pensacola, at any Florida Driver’s License Office, and several other governmental offices and public assistance centers. Registration forms are also available to pick up at many locations countywide. For a complete list of locations throughout Escambia County, visit EscambiaVotes.com or call or e-mail the Elections Office.
With this year’s ballot reaching a record length, voters who wish to avoid long lines on Election Day can request an absentee ballot by visiting EscambiaVotes.com and completing the online request form, or calling or e-mailing the elections office. Early voting is also available and begins October 27 at several locations throughout Escambia County.