The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office today delivered more than 27,000 vote-by-mail ballots to the post office for the August 28 primary election. This is in addition to the more than 5,600 ballots sent to military and overseas voters earlier this month.
Voters who have requested to vote-by-mail should begin receiving their green or ivory colored ballot packages by the end of the week. Voted ballots must be received in the Supervisor of Elections Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, August 28 and require a $.50 first-class postage stamp if returned by mail. The U.S. Postal Service recommends voters mail ballots at least one week before the due date. Ballots may also be returned by hand to the Supervisor of Elections Office.
The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the primary election is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22. To request a vote-by-mail ballot or track the status of your ballot, visit EscambiaVotes.com and click “Vote by Mail”, or contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 595-3900.
As a reminder, Florida holds closed primary elections. In partisan primary elections, you are only eligible to vote in primary contests for the party in which you are registered, unless it is a universal primary or nonpartisan contest. The deadline to register to vote or to change party affiliation is Monday, July 30.