FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kimberly Boelzner / 321-474-3886 / kboelzner@VoteBrevard.gov
Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott Provides Election Related Information for the 2022 Primary Election
Melbourne, FL – July 20, 2022 – The 2022 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd. Since Florida is a closed primary state, only voters registered with a political party are eligible to vote in that party’s Primary Election races. However, all registered voters, despite party affiliation, may vote in non-partisan races and universal primary contests where all candidates are from the same party.
“There have been a lot of legislative changes to elections over the past two years, so it is important for voters to be election ready before heading to the polls,” said Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott. “It’s also a redistricting year, so voters are encouraged to verify any changes reflected on their new voter information card or by visiting VoteBrevard.gov and clicking on the “Registration Status” quick link.”
The deadline to register to vote in the 2022 Primary Election, also known as book closing, is July 25th. This is also the last day to change your political party affiliation to be in effect in the Primary Election. Voters can visit any of the four administrative offices or go to VoteBrevard.gov to update their voter record or register to vote.
Early Voting for the 2022 Primary Election will be conducted August 13th – August 20th at 10 locations throughout Brevard. For locations and times, select the “Early Voting” tab at the top of the page on the VoteBrevard.gov website. As a reminder, voters may cast their ballot at any Early Voting site.
Voters, not already on the mail ballot request list, have until 5:00 p.m. on August 13th to request a mail ballot be mailed to them prior to the August 23rd Primary. Domestic mail ballots will be sent on July 21st and the Military and Overseas mail ballots were sent out on July 8th. Voters who are currently on the mail ballot request list but wish to cancel their request should call the Mail Ballot Department at (321) 633-2127.
Secure ballot intake stations (formerly known as drop boxes) are available at all four administrative Supervisor of Elections Offices and at all 10 Early Voting sites. Due to recent legislative changes, secure ballot intake stations are no longer available 24 hours a day. Please check VoteBrevard.gov for hours of availability. Mail Ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections by 7:00 p.m. on Election Night.
Sample ballots for the 2022 Primary Election are available now on VoteBrevard.gov and will also be mailed to voters on August 5th.
“Unfortunately, mis- and disinformation campaigns intensify every year as we get closer to the election. It is important for voters to be guardians in the fight against misinformation and to verify information they’ve seen before sharing it. My office remains the trusted source of election related information and I encourage voters to visit VoteBrevard.gov, call 321-290-VOTE (8683), or follow my verified Facebook and Twitter accounts for election related information,” stated Supervisor Scott.
Per Florida Statute, Logic & Accuracy tests of the election equipment will take place on July 26th at the Election Support Center, located at 525 N. John Rodes Blvd. in Melbourne at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, political parties, candidates, and the press.
About Brevard County Supervisor of Elections
The Brevard County Supervisor of Elections office is committed to providing exemplary public service to the citizens of Brevard County. It is our intent to provide quality election services to include transparent, yet secure, elections with timely and accurate results. For more information visit VoteBrevard.gov.
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