Deadline for Primary Voter Registration in Florida

By: Associated Press, James Buechele Email
By: Associated Press, James Buechele Email

UPDATE July 16, 2012 11:00 p.m.

Registering to vote doesn't take as long as you might think.
"They showed us how to do it and three or four minutes we were done," said newly registered Florida-voter John Black.
Argina and John Black moved to Florida on a mission trip from Arizona and made sure they could take part in the Florida primaries and general election.

"We want to vote," said Argina. "We've always voted and we tried to get absentee ballots from Arizona and it wasn't working."

Voter registration drives put on by Leon County supervisor of elections, Ion Sancho on Monday helped assure residents were able to vote for the August 14 primaries.

"[We're] attempting to ensure that everyone that, who wants to register to vote, can register so they will be eligible to cast that ballot," said Sancho.

If you missed out on voter registration drives Monday, Leon County voters still have a little less than an hour to have your information postmarked and dropped off at the main post office on South Adams Street.

Voters are asked to download the application on www.leonvotes.org and complete it and have it in the mailbox by midnight.

At the New Leaf Market voter registration drive, 40 people signed up to vote.

The deadline to register for the Georgia primaries has passed since the primary elections are on July 31. You can still register for both the Florida and Georgia general elections on November 6.

Tallahassee, Florida- July 16, 2012

Today marks the last day to register to vote in the state of Florida for the upcoming primaries, but there's still time tonight to register if you haven't done it.

Here in Leon County there is a big push to get all eligible residents registered for the upcoming primaries. In fact there have been several drives today and some that are going on right now .

The primary election in the 'Sunshine State' is Tuesday, August 14th-- less than a month away.
Many county and city races and initiatives will be on the ballot that actually impact more people directly than the presidential election.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections, Ion Sancho has really been behind today's last ditch effort to get people registered.

Sancho has talked about the ability to register in person, or, if you can't make that, you can get an application from leonvotes.org and mail it in.

Said Sancho: "As long as that application is completed and postmarked by midnight, then that voter registration will be effective."

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- July 16, 2012 -

Monday is the deadline for Florida residents to register to vote in the upcoming state primary elections or change their party affiliation.

The state's primary for U.S. and Florida House and Senate elections will take place on Aug. 14. Only residents registered with a political party can vote in their party's primary.

New voter applications or change of party registrations must be postmarked by July 16 in order to qualify.

Residents must be 18 or older, be a U.S. citizen and live in Florida in order to qualify to vote.

Some locations will stay open late Monday to register voters.


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