David H. Stafford announced that the first vote-by-mail ballots for the August 23, 2022 Primary Election are being sent to military and overseas voters today. The mailing of civilian ballots will be mailed no later than July 21 to those who have already requested them. Federal and state law require military and overseas ballots to be sent no later than 45 days prior to a federal election. Florida law establishes a window for mailing civilian ballots between 40 and 33 days prior to election day.
All registered voters in Escambia County are eligible to receive a ballot in the primary election. Florida is a closed primary state and Escambia County has single-member districts. Voters can only vote in their party’s primary except in the case of a Universal Primary Contest. As a result, ballots will differ based on where a voter lives in the county and their party affiliation. All registered voters may vote in the County Commission District 2 contest, as it is a Universal Primary Contest. In addition, there are nonpartisan contests on the primary ballot (county judge, school board, City of Pensacola). If you wish to change your political party, you must do so by the party change deadline, which is July 25.
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.gov/vote-by-mail or call us at (850) 595-3900. The request deadline is August 8.
Escambia County voters can track the status of their vote-by-mail ballot in one of two ways: by signing up to receive e-mail or text messages, or by checking the status on our website. Visit EscambiaVotes.gov/track-my-ballot for more information.
The deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation before the August 23 Primary Election is July 25. Visit EscambiaVotes.gov/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.gov. Voters with questions about their eligibility should call (850) 595-3900 or visit EscambiaVotes.gov/am-i-registered for more information.
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