Voting day tips from Election Supervisor David Stafford

Election Day Tips for Escambia Voters

Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford has offered Escambia County voters some tips to prepare for Election Day, Tuesday, November 8:

· Confirm the location of your polling place prior to Election Day: It is listed on your sample ballot, voter information card, online at, or call 595-3900.

· If you are unsure of your registration status, check, e-mail us at, or call 595-3900.

· If you need to update your address, contact us prior to Election Day so you can be directed to your proper polling location.

· Photo and signature ID is required for all voters – if you do not present an approved form of ID, you may vote a provisional ballot.

· Florida law prohibits any type of photography inside polling room.

· Be sure to review your sample ballot prior to Election Day in order to familiarize yourself with all of the contests and bring it with you to the polls. A sample ballot was mailed to all eligible voters, and you can view your sample ballot online at

· Remember to vote both side of your ballot and make only one selection per contest on your ballot.

· Registration books closed on October 18 – new registrations for this election may not be made at the polls.

· You may not return your completed vote-by-mail ballot to your precinct on Election Day – it must be returned to the Elections Office by 7 p.m.

· If you requested a vote-by-mail ballot but chose not to return it and wish to vote at your polling place instead, please bring your unvoted ballot package with you so it can be cancelled.

· Early voting ended Saturday – if you have not yet voted or did not request a vote-by-mail ballot by November 2, you must go to your designated precinct on Election Day.

· Busiest times at the polls tend to be 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., during lunch, and 4:30 p.m. until the polls close at 7:00 p.m.

For further information, please contact us by phone at (850) 595-3900, e-mail us at or visit