With the primary election just weeks away, the Supervisor of Election’s Office is staying open late July 30, to allow residents to get everything in before the deadline.
As a part of the annual “midnight happiness,” Bay County residents could stop by the office to register to vote or change their party affiliation until midnight.
“We want to give everyone the opportunity to get your registration updated, get your party affiliation determined,” Supervisor of Elections, Mark Andersen, said.
If residents do not affiliate with one of the parties, Andersen explained that they will receive a non-partisan ballot which will restrict what they can vote for.
“Non-partisan only has school board and the school board referendum on it, and that’s all you would be able to vote on,” he said.
But with many important offices on the ballot, hundreds of residents came in to make sure everything was updated.
“It’s the last day — I know it was open until midnight but I still wanted to take advantage of it and get in,” one resident said.
Early voting will begin on August 18 and go until August 25.
You can check your voter status here.