The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office will be open extended hours – until 7:00 p.m. – on Tuesday, October 9 to accommodate citizens who wish to register to vote for the upcoming General Election. October 9 is the last day to register before the November 6, 2012 election. Additionally, the Elections Office will be open Columbus Day, Monday, October 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an election. New registrations and party changes must be completed or postmarked no later than October 9 in order for them to be effective for the General Election. Address updates, signature updates, party changes, and other changes can be made after the books close. If you are unsure of your registration status, visit EscambiaVotes.com and click Am I Registered?, or call 595-3900.
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 four digits of your Social Security Number in the appropriate space. Mail the completed application no later than October 9 to: Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591-2601. Completed applications may be dropped off at the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, second floor, in downtown Pensacola. You may also call 595-3900 or e-mail the Elections Office ([email protected]) to have a form sent to you.
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.
For voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot, go to EscambiaVotes.com and complete the online request form, or call or e-mail the elections office. Early voting begins October 27 at five locations throughout Escambia County. For more information, including sample ballots, visit EscambiaVotes.com.