Important Election News: General Election: November 6, 2012
Book closing date for the November 6, 2012 General Election is October 9, 2012.First-time voters in the state of Florida, and voter’s who want to change their party affiliation for the August Primary must file an application by the book closing date.Florida is a closed primary state.Voters will be issued a party-specific ballot and will not be able to change their party at the polls.
Early Voting for the 2012 election General Election is as follows: 10/27/12 - 11/03/12. It will be held at the Supervisor of Elections office located at 1331 South BLVD, Suite 900, Chipley, FL.Voters must present photo and signature identification, or vote a provisional ballot.A Florida driver license or identification card will meet these requirements.(See www.wcsoe.org for further information.)
Absentee Ballot Requests
The elections office is already receiving requests for absentee ballots.Voters may continue to request ballots up to 4 days prior to an election.Requests can be made in person, by mail, by telephone, or by email on our website at www.wcsoe.org .
Absentee ballots will automatically be mailed to your address of record unless otherwise requested.They are NOT FORWARDABLE.It is permissible to mail them to an alternate address, but that address MUST BE on file at the elections’ office.
Sample ballots for all elections will be mailed to all registered voters approximately three weeks prior to the election and in time for early voting.
The Elections’ office recommends that voters mark their sample ballots and take it with them to the polls or to early vote.In this way, voters can make their selections without the distractions of the polling place and being prepared will expedite the voting process.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE AT (850)638-6230 OR VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.WCSOE.ORG.
The Washington County Supervisor of Elections office is a public entity subject to Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes concerning public records. E-mail messages are covered under such laws and are thus subject to disclosure.Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.