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Robert D. Bender
Escambia County
Supervisor of Elections

30,000+ Ballots Mailed for August Primary

More than 30,000 Ballots Mailed for August Primary

Not All Voters are Eligible

David H. Stafford announced vote-by-mail ballots for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election are being sent today to voters who have requested to vote by mail. Florida law establishes a window for mailing civilian ballots between 40 and 33 days prior to election day. Ballots for military and overseas voters were sent on July 2.

However, not all registered voters in Escambia County are eligible to receive a ballot in the primary election, as a result of Florida’s closed primary system and Escambia County’s single-member districts. This impacts nearly 50,000 of Escambia County’s 223,000 registered voters in the primary election.

All registered Republican voters are eligible in at least one contest due to the primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives nomination and both of Escambia County’s Florida House of Representative districts. Registered Democrats, No Party Affiliation voters, and minor party voters in some but not all precincts are eligible, depending on the district in which they are registered.

Registered Democratic voters in the following precincts do not have any contests in which they are eligible to vote in the primary, and as a result will not be issued a ballot:

  • 1, 3, 15, 24, 30, 35, 40, 41, 42, 46, 49, 50, 54, 58, 64, 67, 71, 72.1, 77, 82, 83, 94, 97, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110.1

    Voters in the following precincts with No Party Affiliation or registered in a minor party do not have any contests in which they are eligible to vote in the primary, and as a result will not be issued a ballot:

  • 1, 3, 15, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 54, 58, 60, 63, 64, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 77, 80, 82, 83, 90, 91, 94, 97, 98, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 113

Any Florida voter can choose to vote by mail. If you have not already made a request and wish to receive your ballot in the mail, visit or call us at (850) 595-3900. The request deadline is August 8.

The deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation before the August 18 Primary Election is July 20. Visit for more information. A sample ballot will be mailed to all registered voters prior to the start of early voting and will be posted at Voters with questions about their eligibility should call (850) 595-3900 or visit for more information.

For more information, call the office 595-3900 or visit You can also like EscambiaVotes on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @EscambiaVotes.


Published on July 13, 2020
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