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Meet the Team


Bobby Beasley, MFCEP - Supervisor of Elections - more about Bobby Beasley

Ryan Messer, MFCEP - Assistant Supervisor 
LaJuana Rinker, MFCEP - Chief Deputy 
Brandon Rose - Deputy 
Dana Spence - Deputy 
Karina Harris - Deputy 
Annette Padgett - Deputy 
Randal Messer
 - Voting Systems Technician 

In addition to the regular elections staff, the elections office employs around 150-200 additional temporary employees during a regular election period. We often call these employees Poll Workers or Election Workers. These employees are part of the Election Team and elections could not be conducted without them. These temporary employees are tasked with multiple duties that range anywhere from working in the office, working in an early voting site, delivering supplies and equipment, working on Election Day at a polling place, or troubleshooting. If you are interested in being part of the Elections Team, please complete the Election Worker Application.  

The duties and responsibilities of the Office of Supervisor of Elections require a dedicated staff who work year-round to ensure all elections are conducted successfully and with integrity. Although, federal and state elections occur on a predicted cycle, local municipal elections, school elections, community elections, and other unpredictable special elections occur throughout the year. In addition, election laws and procedures constantly change, technology evolves, equipment is updated, and candidate qualifying and financial reporting occurs throughout the year. The elections office conducts registration drives, prepares supplies, attends training seminars and conferences, recruits and trains election workers, conducts early voting periods, prepares and processes mail ballots, and maintains polling places and early voting sites for 21 precincts. Citizens register to vote or make updates to their registration records everyday, and the elections staff processes those records and sends any necessary correspondence. For more information about what the elections office does, please see the Duties & Responsibilities page. Also check out the Election Integrity page. 

Supervisor of Elections, Bobby Beasley, and staff frequently participate in continuing education classes through various means. Bobby Beasley is a state certified Supervisor of Elections and has completed all three levels of the Florida Certified Elections Professional certification This link will direct you to an external website.  courses to become a Master Florida Certified Elections Professional (MFCEP). In addition, Ryan Messer and LaJuana Rinker have also completed all three levels to become Master Florida Certified Elections Professionals (MFCEP).   



Main Office: map This link will direct you to an external website.  
Walton County Courthouse
571 US Hwy 90 East, Suite 102
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

PHONE: (850) 892-8112 
FAX: (850) 892-8113
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm                 

Branch Office: map This link will direct you to an external website.
Walton County Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd, Suite 300
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

PHONE: (850) 622-0744
FAX: (850) 622-1291
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

This website is provided as a source for public information. The Walton County Supervisor of Elections makes every effort to ensure the information provided is accurate. However, no warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use or interpretation.

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