Ninety-four percent of Escambia County voters are either “very confident” or “somewhat confident” that their votes in this year’s elections were counted as intended.

That’s according to a survey conducted during this year’s primary and general elections by Supervisor of Elections David Stafford and the University of West Florida’s Haas Center, preliminary results of which were released this week.

More than 1,000 Escambia County voters, including early voters as well as those who chose to vote by mail or on Election Day, were polled using a combination of in-person and telephone surveys. The preliminary results released this week reflect data collected during August’s primary election, with final results from the November general election expected by mid-January.

The vast majority of voters also reported having no difficulty understanding how to mark and cast their ballots, with 95.7 percent of early voters reporting no problem. Ninety-seven percent of Election Day voters and 98% of those who voted by mail reported no problems marking their ballots.

Escambia’s poll workers also received high marks. Over 99 percent of respondents to the survey rated poll worker performance as either good or excellent.


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