The Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections reminds residents that July 16 is the last day to register to vote in the 2012 elections.
Residents will have until 4:30 p.m. July 16 to register with the elections office or change their party affiliation. After that, residents are only allowed to update their address and signatures. Party changes cannot be made by phone, but must be made in writing. It can be made by fax, mail, email or person.
Changes in address can be made in person, by phone, email or fax. To update a signature, make the request in writing and include your date of birth and the date of request. Residents can register to vote or update their information at the Supervisor of Election South Service Center Office located at 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway on July 11, 12, 13 and 16 or at the Supervisor of Elections Office located at the Santa Rosa Administrative Complex in Milton at 6495 Caroline Street from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Early Voting begins Aug. 4 and continues through Aug. 11. Both the South Service Center and the Milton Supervisor Elections offices will be open each day from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Requests for absentee ballots can be made until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 8. After Aug. 8, absentee ballots can be picked up at the South Service Center or the Milton office. Voters wishing for someone else to pick up their ballot must send a brief note stating the name of person picking up the ballot has their permission, the voter's signature and the note must be dated.
All absentee ballots must be in the Election Office by 7 p.m. Election Day on Aug. 14, in order to be counted. Residents can participate in early voting or pick up an absentee ballot at South Service Center or the Milton office.