Letter: Dear St. Johns County residents


Vickie Oakes
Supervisor of Elections
St Johns County, FL

The November 6th General Election is quickly approaching. An important deadline is coming — October 9th is the deadline to register to vote.

Just visit our website at www.votesjc.com You can register to vote online or update your voter information. By using My Voter Status under the quick links you can also check your record, locate your polling place, request a vote by mail ballot, and view your sample ballot. If you prefer to register to vote in person, just visit the Elections Office, your local library or the Tax Collectors Office.

November’s ballot will be a very long one with 12 constitutional amendments. Although legal challenges have been made to remove Amendments 7, 9 & 11 from the ballot, time will tell. Amendment 8 has been removed and does not appear on your ballot.  Be sure to visit our website. Use the 2018 Constitutional Amendments link on the front page. Research materials have been placed there for you.

You may wish to consider voting by mail to avoid lines at your precinct on Election Day. Requesting a ballot is simple. You can call the office at 904.823.2238 or use the online request form available on our website.

Vote by mail ballots will be mailed beginning October 2nd, so you will have plenty of time to do your research, vote and return your ballot before election day. The deadline for requesting a ballot to be mailed for the General Election is October 31st.

Early voting will be held between October 24th and November 3rd.  There will be seven early voting locating open in St. Johns County from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily where you can cast your ballot in person. The information is already available on our website and will be included on your sample ballot.

Sample ballots will be mailed to all registered voters to help you prepare for the lengthy ballot. Voters should begin receiving them around October 10th. They are already available on our website.

My staff and I are always ready to assist you and we will make it easy for you to vote. Visit our website or call the office at 904.823.2238 if you have any questions or need assistance.