Election Day Tips

January 31, 2012

Polls will be open from until 7 p.m. today for the Republican Presidential Primary. All Escambia voters, including Democrats and independents, can vote on the countywide EDATE referendum.

Voter turnout was reported to be light across the North Escambia area. At precincts in Bratt and Walnut Hill, only Mitt Romney signs lined the highways. There were no visible signs of support for other candidates.

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford offers the following Election Day tips:

  • If you are unsure of your registration status, check EscambiaVotes.com, or call 595-3900
  • Confirm the location of your polling place: check your sample ballot, voter information card, EscambiaVotes.com, or call 595-3900
  • 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
  • While only registered Republicans may vote in the Presidential Preference Primary contest, all voters may vote on the countywide EDATE referendum
  • Registration books closed on January 3 – new registrations and party changes for this election may not be made at the polls
  • You may not return your voted absentee ballot to your precinct on Election Day – it must be returned to the Elections Office by 7 p.m.
  • Early voting ended Saturday – if you have not yet voted, you must go to your precinct on Election Day
  • Busiest times at the polls tend to be 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. until the polls close at 7:00 p.m.

For more information,  contact the Escambia Supervisor of Elections Office  by phone at (850) 595-3900, e-mail  at soe@escambiavotes.com or visit EscambiaVotes.com.

Pictured: Precincts at the Walnut Hill Community Center (top) and the First Baptist Church of Bratt (inset) late Tuesday morning. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Comments

3 Responses to “Election Day Tips”

  1. Realist on January 31st, 2012 5:55 pm

    Whoa. Congratulations “Mom.” You may be the most naive, narrow-minded individual I have ever heard. I am sure President Obama is out to get the people of America, and he is definitely doing it on purpose. Be afraid, very afraid. Let’s all hide under our beds and watch “Fixed News” anchors O’Reilly and Hannity. Surely they have the answers.

    I would love to know what exactly Obama ruined for you “mom.” The economic downturn that began in 2007? The multiple wars started by President Bush? The harsh way he killed Bin Laden? The lack of jobs created by Republican controlled Congress? Would love some facts to back up your hysteria and exclamation points.

  2. mom on January 31st, 2012 3:22 pm

    HERE’S A TIP….DONT VOTE FOR THE ONE IN OFFICE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYONE BUT HIM WOULD BE FINE WITH ME!!!!!!!!!!! HE HAS RUINED THIS COUNTRY AND FROM WHAT I HAVE READ, DID IT ON PURPOSE, SO THANKS TO ALL THAT VOTED HIM IN! YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE!

  3. Jane on January 31st, 2012 5:48 am

    Everyone is complaining about the government. It is your choice today…VOTE!!!!





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