Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters that Monday, July 20, 2020 is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for the August 18, 2020, Primary Election. Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an election. New registrations and party changes must be completed and received or postmarked no later than July 20 for them to be effective for the August 18 election. Address changes can be made after the books close. If you are unsure of your registration status, visit EscambiaVotes.com and click Am I Registered? to check.
In Florida’s closed 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. Due to the structure of Florida’s primary elections and Escambia County’s single-member districts, not all voters will receive a ballot in the August primary election. Your party affiliation, district and precinct determine which contests appear on your primary election ballot. For some voters, there are no primary contests in which they are eligible to vote.
Escambia County citizens have several ways to register or update their record:
Online: Online voter registration is now offered in Escambia County. Simply go to EscambiaVotes.com to register to vote, or to update or change your current registration, including your address or party affiliation. It’s a quick and secure way to make sure you are ready to vote.
In Person: You can register at the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor, in downtown Pensacola, at any Florida Driver’s License Office, public library, and several other governmental offices and public assistance centers. Registration forms are also available to pick up at many locations countywide. For a complete list of locations throughout Escambia County, visit EscambiaVotes.com or call or e-mail the Elections Office.
By Mail: Visit EscambiaVotes.com and complete, print, and sign the online application. Be sure to include a valid Florida Driver's License number, a valid Florida ID number, or if you have neither, the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number in the appropriate space. Completed applications must be received or postmarked no later than July 20. Send to: Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591-2601, or take the completed application to the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor, in downtown Pensacola. To have a form mailed to you, call (850) 595-3900 or e-mail the Elections Office ([email protected]).
For voters who wish to cast a ballot by mail, return postage will be paid. Requesting a vote-by-mail ballot is fast and easy. Here are a few ways to do it: go to EscambiaVotes.com and complete the online request form, call or e-mail the elections office or send a signed, written request to: Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591. Be sure to include your date of birth and address when requesting a ballot.