For Immediate Release
Monday, October 22, 2018
Contact: Sarah Revell
Secretary Detzner Reminds Voters of Early Voting Options for General Election
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Today, Secretary of State Ken Detzner reminds Florida voters of the early voting options available for the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 6.
“Early voting offers registered Florida voters another convenient way to cast their ballot and reduces the potential for waiting in line on Election Day,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “All 67 counties will offer early voting from October 27 through November 3 at designated early voting sites. Some counties may offer additional days of early voting and counties severely impacted by Hurricane Michael have more flexibility in providing early voting and vote-by-mail options to their voters.”
Governor Scott issued Executive Order 18-283 which gives Supervisors of Elections in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties the authority to extend the amount of days for early voting and designate additional early voting locations. If you live in one of the affected counties, please visit the Department’s Hurricane Michael Election Resources webpage for information on early voting in your county or contact your local Supervisor of Elections office directly.
The Division of Elections posts early voting dates, times and locations for all counties on its website. Voters can also contact their local Supervisor of Elections office for information on early voting in their county.
The Division also posts daily online statistics on early voting and vote-by-mail based on county-specific reports filed by Supervisors of Elections.
Voters in Florida have three options to exercise their right to vote: voting-by-mail, early voting and voting at the polls on Election Day. Voters are encouraged to contact their local Supervisor of Elections office for additional information about these options.
For more information, please visit the Division of Elections’ website at dos.myflorida.com/elections.
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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: 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 dos.myflorida.com/elections.