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Voter deadline looming

Those planning to vote in the Nov. 4 general election must be registered by Oct. 20, said Jackie Gay with the Escambia County Board of Registrars.
“This year, we got a few extra days because it was changed by the legislature this year,” Gay said. “I would also recommend to anyone who needs to register or to make changes, do it now. Don’t wait.”
Interest seeks to be “picking up a bit,” Gay said.
“Right now, we just under 21,000 active registered voters – 20,931 to be exact,” she said. “I look for that number to grow as we get closer to the election.”
Heading into November, Escambia County residents will cast a ballot in the race for:
• Sheriff, between incumbent Grover Smith (D) and Heath Jackson (R);
• Tax Collector, between Tim Pettis (R) and Todd White (D);
• County Commission District 5, between incumbent David Quarker (D) and Katrina Wallace (R); and,
• Senate District 22 seat, between Susan Smith (D) and Greg Albritton (R).
To register to vote or change districts because of a recent move, one must visit the Board of Registrars office at the Escambia County Courthouse.
Those who have not voted in four years will have been removed from the registry.
To double-check the status of one’s voter registration or district, contact the Board of Registrars at 867-0243.
While registration or changes must be made in person at the courthouse, information on your status as a voter can be obtained by phone.