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Voter Information

Candidates on Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties ballots have received questions on public policy, to provide biographical information and a photo. Responses are found in the Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties 2016 Nonpartisan General Election e-Guide here

Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties 2016 Primary Election e-Guide here.

WSRE-TV Rally '16 video for

  • August 2 -- U.S. Congress District 1, Santa Rosa County candidates on Primary Election ballot here.
  • August 3 -- Florida Senate Distrit 1, Florida House District 4 and Okaloosa County candidates on Primary Election ballot here.
  • August 4 -- Escambia County candidates on Primary Election ballot here.
  • October 25 -- will be available here
  • October 26 -- will be available here

LWVF Education Fund Nonpartasin Guide to Florida Amendments here, download English pdf version of Guide to Florida Amendments here. download Spanish pdf version of Guide to Florida Amendments here.

The Vote's in Your Court here. ( Answers to your questions about Florida judges, judicial elections and merit retention.)

The statewide merit retention judicial poll for Florida Supreme Court justices and District Courts of Appeal judges is conducted every two years by the The Florida Bar. In-state members are asked to rate judges and justices who are up for retention and of whom they have direct knowledge. The merit retention poll is supervised by the Judicial Administration & Evaluation Committee of the Florida Bar. Poll results here

Voter Deadlines
General Election: November 8, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline: October 18, 2016 - Extended deadline
Vote-by Mail request Deadline: November 2, 2016
Vote-By Mail Return Deadline: 7 pm November 8, 2016

Early Voting Dates & Locations
Escambia County
October 24 - November 5, 2016.
Supervisor of Elections Office - 213 Palafox PL. 2nd Floor
Main Library - 239 N. Spring St
Genealogy Branch Library - 5740 N 9th Ave
Bellview/Saufley Early Voting Site - 916 W. Michigan Ave
Southwest Branch Library - 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy.
Escambia County Extension Office - 3740 Stefani Rd
Molina Community Center - 6450 North Highway 95A

Santa Rosa County
October 24 - November 5, 2016 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Main Elections Office ( Behind McDonalds on Highway 90, Milton)
6495 Caroline St. Suite “F” Milton
South Service Center (1 block east of the Zoo on Highway 98)
5841 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. (Highway 98), Gulf Breeze
Tiger Point Community Center
1370 Tiger Park Ln., Gulf Breeze
Pace Community Center
5976 Chumuckia Hwy, Pace

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.

Primary August 30, 2016 (Books close August 1st)
General Election November 8, 2016 (Books close October 11th)

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.

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections 595-3900  Website

Santa 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 Registration

Voter Service members assist citizens register to vote. Want to help? Contact lwvpba@gmail.com.

Candidate Information

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.

Fact Checkers on Major Deceptions:

A project 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.

Open Secrets.org is a research group tracing money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

The state of Florida offers a toll-free Voter Assistance Hotline in English and Spanish: 1-866-308-6739

Voter Service 

Voter Service 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.

Voter Service 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. 


updated: 6/29/2015


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