Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford announced today that sample ballots for the August 30 Primary Election are being mailed to Escambia County voters beginning this week. The sample ballot includes a ballot image, the voter’s polling location and information on the three ways to vote: early, vote-by-mail, and on Election Day. A sample ballot is also available at EscambiaVotes.com.
Voters have three different ways to cast their ballot:
• By Mail: Voters may vote by mail using a vote-by-mail ballot, which can be requested through the online form at EscambiaVotes.com, 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, and must be received no later than Wednesday, August 24. 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. Vote-by-mail voters may track the status of their ballot at EscambiaVotes.com by clicking Track My Ballot.
• Early Voting: Early voting will be available Saturday, August 20 through Saturday, August 27 at seven different locations. Early voters will cast paper ballots through our digital scanners.
Early voting will be held at the following locations and times:
o Supervisor of Elections Office, 213 Palafox Place, Second Floor, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
o Main Library, 239 Spring Street, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
o Molino Community Center, 6450-A Highway 95A, Molino, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
o Genealogy Branch Library, 5740 B, 9th Avenue, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
o Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
o Bellview/Saufley Early Vote Site, 916 W. Michigan Avenue, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
o Escambia County Extension, 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• At Your Precinct: The third option for voters is to cast a paper ballot at their precinct on Election Day, August 30. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. An AutoMARK ballot marking device is also available at each polling place and early voting site for persons with disabilities.
Florida is a closed primary state. In a primary election, voters may only vote for candidates in their party of registration unless there is a universal primary contest, a nonpartisan contest, or other issue on the ballot.