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MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary of State Ken Detzner Media Availability Tonight

Tallahassee –

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner will be available to the media to discuss Florida’s 2016 Primary Election in the Department of State’s R.A. Gray Building tonight at 8:30 p.m. The press availability will be in the department’s Gallery for Innovation and the Arts on the first floor.

During the media availability, Secretary Detzner will share standard status updates from the counties. Florida’s preliminary election results will be available on Election Night on the Florida Election Watch website, Please be aware that while Florida polls close at 7 p.m., Florida has two time zones. Voting will not be completed statewide until 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET, at which time, election results will be released. 

Results for the Primary Election will not be official until the Elections Canvassing Commission meets on Thursday, September 8.

DATE:               Tuesday, August 30, 2016
TIME:                8:30 p.m.
LOCATION:        R.A. Gray Building
                         Gallery for Innovation and the Arts 
                         500 S. Bronough St.
                         Tallahassee, FL 32399



About the Division of Elections

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections supports the Secretary of State, Florida’s Chief Election Officer, in ensuring that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division’s three bureaus; the Bureau of Election Records, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, have several responsibilities in the areas of legal compliance and elections administration to ensure that Florida’s election laws are uniformly interpreted and implemented. The Division also assists local Supervisors of Elections in their duties, and promotes enhanced public awareness and participation in the electoral process. For more information about Florida’s elections, visit