For Immediate Release
Monday, August 15, 2016
Contact: Meredith Beatrice,
Secretary Detzner Reminds Voters of Early Voting Options
Today, Secretary of State Ken Detzner issued the following statement regarding early voting prior to Florida’s upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, August 30.
“All registered Florida voters have the option to cast their ballot at a designated early voting site before Election Day,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “All 67 counties will have early voting from August 20 through August 27. Additional days of early voting may be offered in some counties. Contact your local Supervisor of Elections for more information about early voting.”
Voters in Florida have three options to exercise their right to vote: Vote-by-mail, early voting, and voting at the polls on Election Day. Voters are encouraged to contact their local Supervisors of Elections office for additional information about these options. The Division of Elections also posts daily online statistics on early voting and vote-by-mail based on county-specific reports filed by supervisors of elections. A statewide list containing early voting locations and times for all 67 counties is available on the Division of Elections’ website.
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 dos.myflorida.com/elections/.
*Pursuant to Chapter 2016-37, Laws of Florida, beginning July 1, 2016, the term “Absentee Ballot” has changed to “Vote-by-Mail Ballot” in the State of Florida.