David H. Stafford announces that as of Thursday afternoon the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office has sent more than 18,000 absentee ballots in the Special General Election for House District 2. Of those, more than 5,000 were sent to military personnel and civilians overseas. If you wish to vote by mail and have not yet made a request, contact the Supervisor of Elections office in one of the following ways:
• By email: [email protected]
• On the website at EscambiaVotes.com
• By phone: (850) 595-3900 or fax (850) 595-3914
• In person: 213 Palafox Place, Second Floor, Pensacola, FL 32502
• By mail: PO Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591-2601
Voters should receive their ballot within the next week, and can visit EscambiaVotes.com and click on “track my ballot” to monitor the status of their request. The deadline for voters to request a ballot to be delivered by mail is Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. After that date, voters may pick up a mail ballot at the Supervisor of Elections office.
Ballots must be received in the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Ballots can be dropped off at the Elections Office during regular business hours or mailed back in the official ballot envelope provided. Be sure to include first class postage ($0.46) on your return envelope. Mail ballots cannot be dropped off at polling locations on Election Day.
Voters who receive a mail ballot and decide to vote in person during Early Voting or at their assigned precinct on Election Day should bring their marked or unmarked mail ballot to the polls so it can be canceled. Early voting begins June 1, and Election Day is June 11. For complete information, visit the special election page on EscambiaVotes.com.