Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections for Okaloosa County, and an employee have tested positive for Coronavirus.
Since March, the Supervisor of Elections staff have adopted and maintained CDC-recommended safety precautions in both office locations to protect staff and members of the public.
Lux will work remotely and self-isolate for the recommended time-period while operations for the November 3 General Election continue.
“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for public safety”, the Crestview office will be closed to the public until further notice. Early Voting will continue as scheduled, October 19 – October 31, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm all days, at the remaining four locations:
- Okaloosa County Administration Building, 1250 Eglin Parkway, Shalimar, FL 32579
- Crestview Community Center 1446 Commerce Dr. Crestview, FL 32539
- Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave. Destin, FL 32541
- Niceville Comunity Center 204 Partin Dr. Niceville, FL 32578
According to the Supervisor of Elections office, all polling places will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines to provide a safe and sanitary environment for voters and Poll Workers. A variety of personal protective equipment and sanitizing measures are available at all polling places, and Poll Workers have been trained on proper disinfecting procedures. Voters and Poll Workers are strongly encouraged to wear masks and respect others while in the polling places.
Voters concerned about Coronavirus may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot until October 24 at 5:00 pm.
If you wish to hand-deliver it, you can use the secured dropboxes outside either Supervisor of Elections office location or any Early Voting site during Early Voting hours only. All ballots must be received by 7:00 pm on November 3, Election Day.