Last day to register for August primaries in Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Employees at the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office were hard at work Monday registering voters and helping prepare them for the August primaries.

Monday marks the last day potential voters can register, or change party, for the primaries on Aug. 26.

"How do you change your party, or how do you register to vote? You can do both of those things using the Florida voter registration application," said Karen Williams with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office.

"You can also, for party changes, only submit a handwritten letter that contains your date or birth and original signature saying which party you would like to be a member of. Several elected officials will move on to re-election without opposition. But, others will face serious primary competitions."

Charlie Crist must go up against Nan Rich to receive the Democratic nomination for governor. Rick Scott even has Republican opponents for governor. Several members of the legislature will also go head-to-head with opponents.

Reverend Lee Johnson's mission is to get people registered and out to vote.

"Vote like your life depends on it because you know what -- that might be the case," Johnson said. "It's important for people to vote. Number one, because it's your American right."

Once registered you can vote three ways for the primaries: absentee or mailed ballots, early voting in person from Aug. 16-23, or on Election Day.

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