Everything You Need to Know to Vote in the August 18th Primary

There are 3 ways to vote in the August 18 Primary. Each is covered in more detail below

· Vote-by-Mail

· Early Voting

· Vote at your precinct polling location

Voting by Mail (VBM)

VBM Facts

Even if you are signed up for VBM you can still vote at the polls. Do NOT bring your VBM ballot with you. The poll worker will confirm that they have not received your vote-by-mail ballot and you will be allowed to vote at the polls.

If you vote-by-mail you can use the Supervisor of Elections (SOE) VOTER LOOKUP TOOL to confirm that your ballot has been received and counted.

Most VBM ballots usually sail through without a hitch, but rest assured, if there is an issue with your VBM ballot, you will be contacted by the SOE twice and given a chance to fix it. Make sure the SOE has your phone number on file.

And remember to update your signature if it has changed significantly by stopping by the SOE office in Crestview or Shalimar (addresses and phone numbers are listed below)

Completing Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot

· Fill in the oval circles for ONE candidate in each race with a black pen

· Place the ballot in the protective sleeve

· Seal, sign and date the outside of the envelope

· If mailing your ballot, use a first class postage stamp

Returning Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot

There are three ways to return your VBM ballot. It must be received by the SOE by 7pm on election day, Tuesday August 18.

· US Mail: We suggest mailing at least 7 days before the due date

· Early Voting Drop your ballot off at any early voting location. Click HERE or see below for early voting days, times, and locations.

· Hand Deliver to the SOE office in Crestview or Shalimar starting August 8th. Addresses are below

Early Voting

Early voting will take place Saturday August 8 – Saturday August 15, 2020 – Sunday included from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM all days.

You will need to present a valid photo ID. If this ID does not have your signature, bring second ID that does have a signature.

Early Voting Locations

· County Administration Building, 1250 Eglin Pkwy, Shalimar FL 32579

· Crestview Library, 1446 Commerce Dr, Crestview FL 32539

· Crestview Office, 302 Wilson St N, Crestview FL 32536

· Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave, Destin FL 32541

· Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin Dr N, Niceville FL 32578

Voting on Election Day Tuesday August 18

On election day voters will vote in polling places located in their precincts. Polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. You will need to present a valid photo ID. If this ID does not have your signature, bring second ID that does have a signature.

Here is a helpful FLYER that outlines what to expect at the polls on election day.

You can find a list of Okaloosa County Polling Places by precinct HERE.

Alternately, you can use the MY VOTER STATUS page on the Supervisor of Elections Website to

- Find your polling place

- See sample ballots

- Request a mail ballot

- Review/update your voter registration information

- Check the status of your mail ballot

Contact Information for the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections

Crestview Office

302 N Wilson St, Ste 102, Crestview, FL 32536-3474

Phone: (850) 689-5600 | Fax: (850) 689-5644 M-F: 8am - 5pm

Shalimar Office

1250 Eglin Pkwy, Ste 103, Shalimar, FL 32579

Phone: (850) 651-7272 M-F: 8am - 5pm

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