The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office today began delivering nearly 40,000 vote-by-mail ballots to the post office for the August 23 primary election. This is in addition to ballots sent to military and overseas voters earlier this month.
Voters who have requested to vote-by-mail should begin receiving their ballot packages within a week. After completing the ballot, the voter must sign and date the return envelope and return it by mail (postage paid) or deliver it to elections office or an early voting site during early voting hours. Ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. All vote-by-mail ballots are verified prior to tabulation. Complete voter instructions are included in the vote-by-mail package.
The U.S. Postal Service recommends voters mail ballots at least one week before the due date.
The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the primary election is 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. To request a vote-by-mail ballot visit EscambiaVotes.gov and click "Vote by Mail” or contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 595-3900.
Escambia County voters now have two different ways to track the status of their mail ballot. You can sign up for automatic updates to your phone or email address by visiting our new BallotTrax feature at https://escambiavotes.ballottrax.net/voter/. You can also visit EscambiaVotes.gov/track-my-ballot and enter your information and view the status of your ballot.
Florida holds closed primary elections. In 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. Your party affiliation, district and precinct determine which contests appear on your primary election ballot.
The deadline to register to vote or to change party affiliation is Monday, July 25.