Okaloosa-Walton 2020 Primary E-Voter


Okaloosa & Walton County residents: are you ready to vote? This year the 2020 Primary Election will be held on 18 August. The 2020 Okaloosa-Walton Primary E-Voter is your one-stop-shopping place to learn about the candidates so you can cast an informed ballot. League urges all registered voters to take some time to invest in the future of your county, state and nation by making smart decisions when you vote. Please don’t let Florida’s closed primary system discourage you from voting, as four out of six local races in Okaloosa County and five out of six local races in Walton County are “universal” primaries—which means all registered voters may vote, regardless of party affiliation (or lack thereof).

League sent a brief questionnaire to all the qualified candidates for the contested Primary races, asking them to outline their priorities and goals if elected or re-elected. All the responses are included in this E-Voter, so voters can compare the candidates’ views and opinions. Unfortunately, response to the Primary Election candidate questionnaire was very poor this year. Reminders were sent and publication was delayed for three weeks, but only 2 out of 16 Okaloosa County candidates and 3 out of 14 Walton County candidates responded. Use the links at the top of this page to get more information on the races in your county or city. There is also one non-binding referendum for voters within the Almarante Fire District located in Laurel Hill.

Visit the Okaloosa County 2020 Primary E-Voter.

Visit the Walton County 2020 Primary E-Voter.

Visit the 1st Congressional District Page.

Voters will also want to watch the WSRE 2020 Primary Rally Candidate Forums. The July 30th Forum includes the 1st Congressional District race that covers both Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The July 31st Forum covers Okaloosa County local races.

Okaloosa Voters may also want to check out videos at Crestview Community TV’s Facebook page.

Important Deadlines


The registration books have closed for the Primary Election, but registered voters may check their registration status and print out a personalized sample ballot with the Voter Lookup Tool for Okaloosa County or Walton County. 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.

Early Voting

Early Voting for the 18 August 2020 Primary will be held 8–15 August.

Okaloosa County

Early Voting will be conducted from 9 am – 6 pm daily at the following locations:

SoE Office
302 Wilson St N
SoE Office
1250 Eglin Pkwy
Crestview Library
1446 Commerce Dr
Destin Community Center
101 Stahlman Ave

Walton County

Early Voting will be conducted from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on Sat, 8 Aug; from 1–9 pm on Sun, 9 Aug; and from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon–Sat on 10–15 Aug at the following locations:

Walton County Courthouse
571 US Hwy 90 E
DeFuniak Springs
Freeport City Hall
112 St Hwy 20 W
Faith Assembly Church
306 S Geronimo St
Miramar Beach
Walton County Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd
Santa Rosa Beach

Vote by Mail

A registered voter may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot online, by phone, fax, mail, email or in person, to be mailed to or picked up by the voter. Okaloosa voters will find all the info they need at the Okaloosa SOE website; Walton voters will find the info they need at the Walton SOE website. Be sure to provide your current mailing address. The U.S. Post Office cannot forward mail ballots. 

Vote-by-Mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections office by 7:00 pm on Election Day, so be sure your vote counts by mailing it early or returning it in person. If you turn in your voted ballot on Election Day, you must take it to one of the SoE offices. You may not turn it in at your precinct on Election Day.

Voting Information

Do you have more questions? Rather than duplicate effort and risk printing out-of-date information, please check out the appropriate Supervisor of Elections website for Okaloosa or Walton County. They have you covered!