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Okaloosa County residents: are you ready to vote? The 2018 Okaloosa County Primary Election E-Voter is your one-stop-shopping place to learn about the candidates and referendums so you can cast an informed ballot. Please invest in the future of your county and state by making smart decisions when you vote.

This year all registered voters need to get to the polls or vote-by-mail, as there are three nonpartisan School Board contests and three municipal referendums (in Crestview, Cinco Bayou and Florosa) that will be decided in the Primary. These are in addition to multiple major-party-only federal- and state-level races. Use the links at the top of the page to navigate quickly to the appropriate federal/state- and county-level races and referendums. So be informed. Be prepared. Be a voter!

Here’s a list of candidate forums you can attend. If we’ve missed one, please let us know and we’ll add it to the line-up.

  • 1st Congressional District, Florida State Senate District 2, Walton County BOCC: 26 Jul, 5–7:30 pm, Coastal Community Library (437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach). This Tidal Town Hall will focus on the environmental impact of rising sea levels on South Walton County.
  • 1st Congressional District & Okaloosa County School Board: 28 Jul, 10:00 am, Striving for Perfection Ministries (24 Bass Ave, FWB). Sponsored by Okaloosa County NAACP, audience members may submit written questions in advance to the moderator. Doors will open an hour prior.
  • 1st Congressional District & Okaloosa County School Board: 28 Jul, 4:00 pm, Carver Hill School (298 School Ave, Crestview). Sponsored by Okaloosa County NAACP, audience members may submit written questions in advance to the moderator. Doors will open an hour prior.
  • School Board: 9 Aug, 7:30–9:15 pm, Ocean City Church (428 Racetrack Rd NE, FWB). Sponsored by a coalition of local churches for good government, a 30-minute meet & greet will take place before the event. For more info call Ocean City Church at 850-862-4012.
  • 1st Congressional District, Florida State Senate Districts 2 & 4 and Okaloosa County School Board: 9 Aug, 7–9:00 pm, Bob Hope Village Community Ballroom (30 Holly Ave, Shalimar). Candidate forum sponsored by Poquito Bayou Community Association.
  • 1st Congressional District: 20 Aug, 7:30 pm, WSRE-TV, cable channel 8 or 9, satellite channel 23.
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Registration

Register to VoteJuly 30th is the last day to register in time to be eligible to vote in the Primary Election.

Voters may check their registration status and print out a personalized sample ballot by using the Okaloosa County voter information tool. Your personalized ballot will include each race in which you are eligible to vote, so be sure to print one out in advance, do your homework on the races that affect you, and fill in the sample ballot with your choices. Take it with you to into the polling place to speed up the process when you vote. To quickly see what’s on your ballot, check out this chart.

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Early Voting early voting

Early voting will be available in Okaloosa County from 10:00 am–6:00 pm daily, Saturday through Saturday, on 18–25 Aug at the following locations:

County Administration Building
1250 Eglin Pkwy
Shalimar FL 32579
Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Dr
Destin FL 325
Crestview SoE Office
302 Wilson St N
Crestview FL 325
Niceville City Hall
208 Partin Dr N
Niceville FL 32578
Crestview Library
1446 Commerce Dr
Crestview FL 325
 

 

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Vote by Mail

Vote by MailAny registered voter may request a ballot to be mailed to them, with no reason needed. Voting by mail is easy and convenient, and allows you to vote if you can’t physically get to the polls during early voting or on Election Day. A member of the voter’s immediate family or legal guardian may also request a ballot for the voter, if directly instructed to do so by the voter.

The easiest way to get your Vote-by-Mail ballot is by completing the Online Mail Ballot Request Form, or by calling the Okaloosa County SoE at 850-689-5600. You can also complete the paper version of the request form and return it to the SoE’s office as directed, or may an email request.

Once you complete and return your Vote-by-Mail ballot, you can click here to track its status. If you forgot to sign your Vote-by-Mail ballot, you can still recover. Get more info on how to correct your Vote-by-Mail ballot. 

Vote-by-Mail ballots must be returned to the elections office by 7:00 pm on Election Day, so be sure your vote counts by mailing it early or returning it in person.

Note: Your voted absentee ballot must be turned in at one of the two SoE offices (in Shalimar and Crestview). You may not turn it in at your precinct on Election Day.

Members of the United States Uniformed Services on active duty and the Merchant Marines, their spouses and dependents, and United States citizens residing outside of the United States have additional options and allowances when it comes to voting by mail, including getting the ballot sooner and by electronic means. For more details, go here.

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Voting Information Voting Information

Questions? Rather than duplicate effort and risk printing out-of-date information, please review the Okaloosa County SoE’s comprehensive Voter Information Page.

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