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Public Notice

CANVASSING BOARD MEETING

All Holmes County Canvassing Board meetings are open to the public.

The Holmes County Canvassing Board will convene at the office of the Supervisor of Elections on January 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss Canvassing Board procedures for the 2020 Election Cycle.The Canvassing Board may also discuss other matters relating to the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election, August 18, 2020 Primary Election and November 3, 2020 General Election.

BOOK CLOSING DEADLINE

The deadline to register to vote or change your political party affiliation in order to participate in an upcoming election is 29 days before the election. The registration deadlines for 2020 are:

Presidential Preference Primary:February 18, 2020

Primary Election:July 20, 2020

General Election:October 5, 2020

If you wish to register to vote or change your political party affiliation, visit RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov.

If you have relocated from another Florida county to Holmes County, or relocated within Holmes County change your address with the Supervisor of Elections office as soon as possible.

PUBLIC TEST OF VOTE TABULATING EQUIPMENT

The Holmes County Canvassing Board will convene at the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 201 N. Oklahoma St., Ste. 102, Bonifay, Florida at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.The Canvassing Board is convening for the testing of the ballot tabulating equipment to be used for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election.The Canvassing Board may also discuss other matters relating to the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election, August 18, 2020 Primary and November 3, 2020 General Election.

EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES FOR

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION

Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 9, 2020 through Saturday, March 14, 2020

8:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m.

Early voters will have reserved parking in the rear of the courthouse.The back door to the Supervisor of Elections office will be open during the Early Voting hours.If you choose to come through the main (front) entrance of the courthouse, you will be required to exit through the back door of the courthouse.There will be no entry or re-entry available to the main part of the county courthouse from the Supervisor of Elections office which is located in the basement of the courthouse.


Holmes County FL – Therisa Meadows, Supervisor of Elections

2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election Public Notice

All Canvassing Board Meetings are open to the public.

BOOK CLOSING DEADLINE

The Registration Books will close Tuesday, February 18, 2020 for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election.The Registration Book Closing Date is the statewide deadline to register to vote OR change your political party affiliation if you are already registered to vote.For first time voters in Florida, a completed voter registration form must be in the Supervisor of Elections office or postmarked, by the Book Closing Date.If you have relocated from another Florida county to Holmes County, or relocated within Holmes County remember to change your address with the Supervisor of Elections office as soon as possible.

PUBLIC TEST OF VOTE TABULATING EQUIPMENT

The Holmes County Canvassing Board will convene in the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 201 N. Oklahoma St., Ste.102, Bonifay, Florida, at 9:30 A.M. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.The Canvassing Board is convening for the testing of the ballot tabulating equipment to be used for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election.The Canvassing Board may also discuss other matters relating to the August 18, 2020 Primary Election and November 3, 2020 General Election.This meeting is open to the public.

EARLY VOTING DATES AND TIMES FOR 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION

Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

Monday, March 9, 2020 through Saturday, March 14, 2020

8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

Early voters will have reserved parking in the rear of the courthouse.The back door to the Supervisor of Elections office will be open during the Early Voting hours.If you choose to come through the main (front) entrance of the courthouse, you will be required to exit through the back door of the courthouse.There will be no entry or re-entry available to the main part of the courthouse from the Supervisor of Elections office which is located in the basement of the courthouse.

DEADLINE TO REQUEST VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT

The deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election is Saturday, March 7, 2020.You may request by calling 547-1107; at www.holmeselections.com; by mail or in person at 201 N. Oklahoma St., Ste. 102, Bonifay, FL32425

VERY IMPORTANT:Please make sure that your signature on file in the Supervisor of Elections Office is current when voting by mail.Florida Statute 101.68 requires that the signature on the vote-by-mail voter certificate must match the voter signature on file in the Supervisor of Elections office.

CANVASS VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS

The Holmes County Canvassing Board will convene in the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 201 N. Oklahoma St., Ste. 102, Bonifay, Florida to canvass vote-by-mail ballots on the following dates:

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:00 and 6:00 PM

Vote-by-Mail Certificate Envelopes for the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election will be available for public inspection one hour prior to each Canvassing Board Meeting.In order to view Vote-By-Mail ballot certificates on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 after 4:00 PM, you must be present.

The Canvassing Board will convene on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. to canvass any overseas ballots received and to certify the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election to the Department of State.

CANVASS PROVISIONAL BALLOTS/VOTE-BY-MAIL CURE AFFIDAVITS

The Holmes County Canvassing Board will convene in the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 201 N. Oklahoma St., Ste. 102, Bonifay, Florida on March 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to canvass provisional ballots cast and Vote by Mail Cure Affidavits in the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election.

AUDIT OF 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION VOTING SYSTEM

The Holmes County Canvassing Board will convene in the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 201 N. Oklahoma St., Ste. 102, Bonifay, Florida on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:30 AM to conduct an audit of the voting equipment used in the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election.