Jackson County Supervisor of Elections Sylvia Stephens says before every election, a series of trainings are held for poll workers. The workers wrapped up their final training day before the 2012 primary last night.
In just a few days, the polls will open for those who prefer to vote "early" in the 20-12 primary. Stephens says that's about half of Jackson County voters. "Early voting has become a very convenient way for voters, says Stephens, "so its gotten to where 50% vote early because they can vote on their time..they can bring their children with them."
But before you head to the polls, there are a few things to remember. Stephens says, "You must have a picture ID and signature." This can be any of the following item such as a driver license, Florida id card, passport, debit/credit card that has your signature/picture combined.
She adds it's important to vote whether you decide to do it now or wait for Election Day. "We do need to make that effort whether it by mail, absentee, early voting, or going to your poll," says Stephens.
Voters can make that effort at any of the three locations when voting early. The Jackson county Supervisor of Elections office in Marianna or City hall in Graceville and Sneads.
Keep in mind early voting starts this Saturday across multiple counties in the panhandle but the times will vary at the different poll locations. In Jackson County, the three locations will be open from 8a to 5:30p everyday except Sunday which is 10a to 5p.