For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Contact: Mark Ard
MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee Media Availability Tonight
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee will be available to the media to discuss Florida’s 2020 General Election this evening in the Department of State’s R.A. Gray Building at 8:30 p.m. The press availability will be in the Department’s Museum of Florida History Theater. Press will need to be prepared to show their press credentials at the first floor entrance and arrive early for a wellness screening.
Florida’s preliminary election results will be available on election night on the Florida Election Watch website, floridaelectionwatch.gov. Please be aware that while Florida polls close at 7 p.m., Florida has two time zones. Voting will not be completed statewide until 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET, at which time, election results will be released at the state level. Visitors to the site will be able to track results by county and compare state and county contest results.
Results for the Presidential Election will not be official until the Elections Canvassing Commission certifies them on November 17, 2020.
Credentialed media will be permitted entrance in the R.A. Gray Building, however social distancing and safety protocols will be enforced.
All interested credentialed media must RSVP at: [email protected].
WHO: Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee
WHAT: Discuss Florida’s 2020 General Election
WHEN: Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 8:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: Museum of Florida History Theater, R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street Tallahassee, Florida
ON-SITE CONTACT: Mark Ard – (850) 245-6522
About the Division of Elections
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections supports the Secretary of State, Florida’s chief election officer, in ensuring that Florida has fair and accurate elections. The Division’s three bureaus: Bureau of Election Records, Bureau of Voter Registration Services, and Bureau of Voting Systems Certification, have several responsibilities in the areas of legal compliance and elections administration to ensure that Florida’s election laws are uniformly interpreted and implemented. The Division also assists local Supervisors of Elections in their duties, and promotes enhanced public awareness and participation in the electoral process. For more information about Florida’s elections, visit dos.myflorida.com/elections.