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:
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 EscambiaVotes.com/vote-by-mail 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 EscambiaVotes.com/register-to-vote 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 EscambiaVotes.com. Voters with questions about their eligibility should call (850) 595-3900 or visit EscambiaVotes.com/am-i-registered for more information.
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