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VOTER REGISTRATION BOOKS ARE CLOSED

The books for the Primary Election have now closed. Any person that is not currently registered anywhere in the state of Florida and now wishes to register for the first time will not be eligible to vote in the Primary Election. Voters may still update their name, address and signature.

CLOSED PRIMARY

Florida is a CLOSED PRIMARY state, and therefore in a Primary Election, voters may only vote for candidates in their party of registration. By not selecting a party when you register, your vote is limited in the primaries to nonpartisan races and issues. The only exception to this is a Universal Primary Contest or "UPC". A Universal Primary Contest is a contest in a Primary Election in which all candidates have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election. All qualified electors in the district that race represents may vote on a Universal Primary Contest regardless of party affiliation.

EARLY VOTING

Early voting will take place in the Supervisor of Elections Office which is located at 433 U S 19 N. - Perry, FL and will begin on Monday, August 13, 2018 and will continue through Saturday, August 25, 2018 for thirteen consecutive days. Any voter in the county may vote early in lieu of going to their precinct on Election Day. 


Welcome!

Your Vote is Your Voice…and Taylor County voters were sure to make their voices heard during the 2016 election cycle.

 

We hear about historical elections all the time, but during the 2016 calendar year we actually lived through one…and survived.

 

I do believe 2016 was the longest election year we, at your elections office, have ever experienced. We saw a record number of local candidates and we had a record number of voters requesting to vote by mail. Additionally, we had a record number of voters cast their ballot early and of course those traditional voters who like to cast their ballot on election day made sure to squeeze in enough time to make sure that was accomplished.

 

Yes – Taylor County, your voices were heard.

 

Over the last eight years I have worked diligently to bring you secure, accurate, and easily accessible elections. Change has been slow and steady and I look forward to leading the voters and the community through more positive changes as we begin the preparations to introduce our newly purchased voting equipment to each and every one of you. I am confident the transition will be smooth and seamless. 2018 will be here before we know it and your elections office is already building the foundation for another successful election, because we know that is what you expect of us and it’s what we expect of ourselves.

 

As your Supervisor of Elections, I would like to say thank you for allowing me to serve another 4-year term. I am deeply humbled by the responsibility you have entrusted in me. Even though there will never be a perfect election, it is my goal to strive for error-free elections and to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. 

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a question, comment, or complaint regarding your voter registration or voting experience. My office is located on the second floor of the County Courthouse and my door is always open. Please feel free to call, email or stop by any time.

 

With kind regards,

Dana Southerland

Supervisor of Elections