14,000 voters in Escambia must update their credentials : NorthEscambia.com

The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections sends letters to voters whose registration records do not contain key identifying information.

The Elections Office sends the letter to more than 14,000 voters whose voter registration records do not include Florida driver’s license numbers, state ID numbers, or the last four digits of their social security number. Voters who registered to vote since 2006 were required to provide this information when registering.

Some voters who registered before 2006 do not have this information on file. A recent change in Florida law now requires election offices to verify one of these numbers before updating voter addresses submitted electronically or by phone, or processing mail-in ballot requests.

The easiest, fastest, and most secure way for a voter to provide credentials is through Florida’s online voter registration system. By using RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov, a voter can update their record in minutes and provide missing information. Alternatively, voters can complete the form attached to the letter and return it using the included postage-paid envelope or can go to the Elections Office in person. Under Florida law, this part of a voter’s record is confidential and exempt from public disclosure.

Voters with questions are encouraged to contact the Supervisor of Elections by email at soe@escambiavotes.gov, or by phone at (850) 595-3900.