The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office today began delivering more than 40,000 vote-by-mail ballots to the U.S. Postal Service for the November 8 General Election. This is in addition to ballots sent to military and overseas voters last 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 the elections office or an early voting site during early voting hours. (Early voting begins on October 24.) Ballots must be received in the Supervisor of Elections office 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 their completed ballot at least one week before the due date.
The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the General Election is 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. 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. Voters with disabilities now have the option to vote using an accessible vote-by-mail ballot. Voters who wish to utilize this system should request this option when making their ballot request.
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 EscambiaVotes.ballottrax.net/voter/. You can also visit EscambiaVotes.gov/track-my-ballot and enter your information and view the status of your ballot.
The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 11.