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Walton County residents: are you ready to vote? The 2018 Walton County Primary Election E-Voter is your one-stop-shopping place to learn about the candidates so you can cast an informed ballot. Please take some time to invest in the future of your county and state by making smart decisions when you vote. Use the links at the top of the page to check out candidates in federal and state races, as well as your County Commission.

That said, there are no universal or nonpartisan contests on the ballot this time, so only registered Democrats and Republicans will be voting in this election. Voters registered with no party affiliation or with minor parties will not be voting in the Primary. Unfortunately, it gets worse: two individuals filed as write-in candidates, which closed the County Commission races to all but registered Republican voters. Those races will be decided in the Primary, so over 40% of Walton County’s registered voters have been denied the opportunity to vote for their local representatives.

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 & 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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RegistrationRegister to Vote

July 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 Walton County voter information tool. or by checking out this sample ballot. 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.

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Early Voting early voting

Early voting will be available in Walton County at the following dates, times and locations:

  • Saturday, 18 Aug, from 8:30 am–4:30 pm
  • Sunday, 19 Aug, from 1:00 pm–9:00 pm   
  • Monday–Saturday, 20–25 Aug from 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Walton County Courthouse
571 US Hwy 90 E
DeFuniak Springs FL 32433
Freeport City Hall
112 State Hwy 20 W
Freeport FL 32439
Walton County Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459
Faith Assembly Church
306 S Geronimo St
Miramar Beach FL 32550


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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 Walton County SoE at 850-892-8112. You can also complete the paper version of the request form and return it to the SoE’s office as directed. 

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 the Courthouse and Courthouse Annex). 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 Walton County SoE’s comprehensive Voter Information Page.

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