Federal, State and Local Elections
On election day, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting will be available at designated locations in each county prior to Election Day. Voters must present valid identification (photo ID, signature); otherwise, they must vote a Provisional ballot.
To participate in the primary election of a particular party, voters must be registered in that party. However, if all candidates for an office are from the same party and will not face opposition in the general election, then all qualified voters may cast a ballot in the primary, regardless of party affiliation.
In the general election, you may vote for the candidate of your choice without regard to political party.
UPCOMING ELECTION DATES
Presidential Preference Primary March 15, 2016
Primary August 30, 2016
General Election November 8, 2016
You must register in your county of residence in Florida and you must be:
* a United States citizen
* at least 18 years of age
* in full possession of your civil rights
* registered 29 days prior to the election
Registration applications are available at drivers' license offices, public libraries or at the offices of the Supervisors of Elections. Check SOE websites for forms.
For information about recording a change of name, address or party affiliation, please call the office of the Supervisor of Elections in your county.
County Supervisor of Elections 595-3900 Website
Rosa County Supervisor of Elections 983-1900/934-5409 Website
Be Ready to Vote! Florida Election laws have changed. Check your voter status here: www.BeReadyToVote or Escambia and Santa Rosa County websites.
Voter Service members are assisting the Supervisor of Elections' offices in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties at the 17 Senior Dining Sites during June and July. Want to help? Contact Charlyle Parrish or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonpartisan Voter Guide The League's Voter Guide for Florida's General
Election containing information about the
constitutional amendments and statewide races on the ballot, frequently
asked questions about judicial merit retention and more will be found here in September 2016.
In the general elections, why am I being asked to vote "yes" or "no" on some District Court of Aoppeal judges? (Video YouTube 58 sec).
Amendments Explained: League members are available to speak to your group about the proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the General Election ballot. Contact us to schedule a speaker.
Checkers on Major Deceptions:
of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
FactCheck.org and sister site for the lighter side of spin,
FlackCheck.org. Check out
'Face the Facts USA' , a project of The George Washington University's
Center for Innovative Media at GW School of Media and Public Affairs.
Secrets.org is a research group tracing
money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
state of Florida offers a toll-free Voter
Assistance Hotline in English and Spanish: 1-866-308-6739
is an integral part of the League of Women Voters. It is strictly
non-partisan and purely educational. It includes voter registration,
as well as the presentation of educational information to assist voters
on non-partisan information on issues.
concentrates on educating voters before
they go to the polls. One important aspect of Voter Service is the presentation of
pros/cons on proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. This information
is available on the League website so that you may become informed.