More than 21,000 Santa Rosa County voters selected voting by mail option

Posted on July 30, 2020 by ROMI WHITE

For the 2018 Primary election, 5,795 Santa Rosa County residents voted by mail. So far in the 2020 Primary, more than 21,000 have selected to vote by mail, and nearly 5,000 of those ballots have already been returned. 

Any registered and qualified voter may cast a vote-by-mail ballot. Additionally, requests may also be made by the voter’s immediate family or legal guardian if instructed by the voter. 

“Many voters tell us they are choosing this method due to the fact they just aren’t sure about voting in person during the upcoming elections this year,” said Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane.

Voters have until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 8 to request a ballot be mailed to them for August 18 Primary election.

Those requesting a vote-by-mail ballot must provide name, date of birth, residence address and the address to which the ballot should be mailed. To request a vote-by-mail ballot email, call (850) 983-1900, or write the SOE office at 6495 Caroline St. Suite F, Milton, FL 32570. 

Additionally, there is a free-access system available through the SRC SOE webpage which allows voters to check the status of a vote-by-mail ballot. 

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