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Robert D. Bender
Escambia County
Supervisor of Elections

Election Day Tips for Escambia Voters

Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today offered Escambia County voters some tips to prepare for Election Day, Tuesday, March 17, including actions the Election Office is taking to for COVID 19 Preparedness.

  • The health and safety of our community – including voters, poll workers and staff is our top concern.
  • Voters and election workers are reminded to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like COVID 19 by taking everyday precautions.
  • We have directed our poll workers and staff to wipe down equipment frequently, to wash their hands thoroughly and often, as stay home if they’re sick.
  • Our office is providing each polling location with a limited supply of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and tissues; however, voters are encouraged to bring their own sanitary items with them to the polls as desired.
  • “Over-the-counter” Vote-by-Mail ballots can be picked up by voters (or their designees) at our office Saturday until 5 p.m., Monday, and Election Day (emergency only).
  • Confirm the location of your polling place prior to Election Day:It is listed on your sample ballot, voter information card, online at, or call 595-3900.
  • Several polling locations have changed since the last election. A list of the changes is here.
  • Busiest times at the polls tend to be 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
  • If you are unsure of your registration status, check, e-mail us at [email protected], or call 595-3900.
  • If you need to update your address, contact us prior to Election Day so you can be directed to your proper polling location.
  • Photo and signature ID is required for all voters – if you do not present an approved form of ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.
  • Florida holds closed primary elections. Only registered Republicans and Democrats are eligible to vote in this election.
  • Registration books closed on February 18 – new registrations and party changes for this election may not be made at the polls.
  • You may not return your completed vote-by-mail ballot to your precinct on Election Day – it must be returned to the Elections Office by 7 p.m.
  • If you requested a vote-by-mail ballot but chose not to return it and wish to vote at your polling place instead, please bring your unvoted ballot package with you so it can be cancelled.
  • Early voting ends today, Saturday March 14. If you have not yet voted or did not request a vote-by-mail ballot, you must go to your designated precinct on Election Day.

For further information, please contact us by phone at (850) 595-3900, e-mail us at [email protected] or visit

Published on March 14, 2020
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