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Deadline to register for primary vote

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters to update their voter information before the January deadline. January 3 is the last day to register to vote or to change your party affiliation before the January 31, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary.

Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an election. With the New Year’s observance, January 2, new registrations must be completed on or before January 3 at 5:00 p.m. to be effective for the first election of 2012. If you are unsure of your registration status, visit EscambiaVotes.com and click Am I Registered?.

This is also a good time to request an absentee ballot and update your record and signature. For voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot, go to EscambiaVotes.com and complete the online request form, call or email the elections office. Early voting begins January 21 at four locations throughout Escambia County. While only Republicans will be eligible to vote in that party’s Presidential Preference Primary, all voters, regardless of party affiliation, will be able to vote on the countywide referendum that will appear on the ballot.

Escambia County citizens have several ways to register or update their record:

Online/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 the last four digits of your Social Security Number in the appropriate space. Mail the completed application no later than January 3 to Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591-2601. Or, take the completed application to the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, second floor, in downtown Pensacola. Or, call 850-595-3900 or email the Elections Office, soe@escambiavotes.com, to have a form mailed to you.

In Person: You can register at the Elections Office at 213 Palafox Place, second floor, in downtown Pensacola, at any Florida Driver’s License Office, and several other governmental offices and public assistance centers. Registration forms are also available at many locations throughout the county. For a complete list of locations throughout Escambia County, visit EscambiaVotes.com, call or email the Elections Office.