Please call the Elections Office at (386) 313-4170 to request a mail ballot.
Things To Remember:
VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS ARE NOT FORWARDED BY THE POSTAL SERVICE.
Please provide your mailing address at the time of your request.
Use this form to request a ballot to be mailed to an address other than the voter registration address on file. The request must be made in writing and include the voter's signature.
Request Mail Ballot - Mailing Address Form
YOUR SIGNATURE MUST MATCH.
Handwriting changes over time. If you have noticed a change in your handwriting and particularly your signature, please update your signature on file with the Elections Office. It is important that we have your current signature on file. Your signature is used to verify your vote-by-mail ballot. If your signature has changed, you may update it at any time by submitting a new Florida Voter Registration Application.
ANOTHER PERSON MAY NOT SIGN FOR YOU.
Power of attorney does not apply to voter registration or voting. Another person may not sign for you. If for medical or other reasons you are unable to sign your complete name, please submit any mark you are capable of making. For voter registration purposes, this mark will be deemed your signature. Voters may update their signature by completing and mailing a Florida Voter Registration Application to the Elections Office.
Florida Voter Registration Application
Solicitud de inscripción de votante de Florida
WHO CAN VOTE BY mail?
Any registered and qualified voter who is eligible to vote in an election may cast their ballot by mail. Mail ballots are counted during every election. The deadline to request a mail ballot is 12 days prior to Election Day.
Overseas and Military Voters
Balloting materials for uniformed service members and civilians overseas are mailed 45 days prior to an election. To request your absentee ballot, please visit this page: Military & Overseas Voters
HOW TO REQUEST A vote-by-mail BALLOT
A vote-by-mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections through the next regularly scheduled General Election year. The request can be made in person, by postal mail, by electronic mail or by telephone. Only the voter or designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request a vote-by-mail ballot for the voter. Immediate family means the voter's spouse or the parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the voter.
A request from the voter must include the following information:
- Voter's name and address
- Voter's date of birth
- Voter's Florida Driver's License Number, Florida Identification Card Number or the last four digits of the voter's social security number
- Address where the ballot should be mailed
- The specific elections you are requesting
- Voter's signature (written requests only)
If the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal guardian to request a vote-by-mail ballot, that designee must provide the above information in addition to the following:
- The requester's name
- The requester's address
- The requester's relationship to the voter
- The requester's Florida Driver's License Number, Florida Identification Card Number or the last four digits of the requester's social security number, if available
- The requester's signature (written requests only)
Request your ballot online or call Elections Office at (386) 313-4170 to request a mail ballot.
obtaining your vote-by-mail ballot
All requested vote-by-mail ballots are sent between 40 - 33 days prior to each election. Be sure the Elections Office has your correct mailing address. Vote-by-mail ballots are not forwarded by the US Postal Service.
All requested vote-by-mail ballots for overseas military and overseas civilian voters are sent 45 days prior to each election.
vote-by-mail request deadline
Requests for vote-by-mail ballots must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 12th day before an election, according to Florida law.
vote-by-mail pick up by designee
A qualified voter’s designee may pick up a ballot upon request after vote-by-mail ballots have been mailed and up to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Any voter may designate in writing a person to pick up the ballot for the voter; however, the person designated may not pick up more than two vote-by-mail ballots per election, other than the designee’s own ballot, except that additional ballots may be picked up for members of the designee’s immediate family. The designee shall provide to the supervisor the written authorization by the voter and a picture identification of the designee and must complete an affidavit. The designee shall state in the affidavit that the designee is authorized by the voter to pick up that ballot and shall indicate if the voter is a member of the designee’s immediate family and, if so, the relationship. If the supervisor is satisfied that the designee is authorized to pick up the ballot and that the signature of the voter on the written authorization matches the signature of the voter on file, the supervisor must give the ballot to that designee for delivery to the voter.
Affidavit to Pickup a Vote-By-Mail Ballot
Declaracion jurada para recoger una papeleta para votar por correo
marking the vote-by-mail ballot
The voter must personally vote the ballot unless assistance is required due to blindness, disability or inability to read or write. the voter must sign/mark the return envelope. the vote-by-mail ballot will not be counted if the return envelope is not signed or the signature does not match the signature on file for the voter.
Missing signature or if signature does not match on ballot:
Signature Affidavit For Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot
Declaración jurada para rectificación de o de votación por correo
returning your vote-by-mail ballot
You must mail, personally deliver, or have someone else deliver your Vote-By-Mail ballot inside the completed mailing envelope to the Elections Office.
Any person may not return more than two Vote-By-Mail ballots per election in addition to his or her own ballot, or a ballot belonging to an immediate family member. The term “immediate family” means a person’s spouse or the parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling of the person or the person’s spouse.
The ballot drop box at the Elections Office will be monitored by a staff member 40 days prior to an election, and through Election Day. This drop box is not available after office hours or on weekends, except during the early voting period. You may use this drop box to return any elections-related paperwork and mail ballots during an election cycle.
Secure drop boxes will also be available at all early voting sites during the early voting period. Voters may use these drop boxes to deposit their mail ballots at any time early voting sites are open for voting. View the early voting schedule.
Vote-By-Mail ballots must be returned no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Mail ballots cannot be returned at Election Day polling places. You must return your ballot to the Elections Office on Election Day. If you decide to vote in person, please bring the ballot package with you to the polling place. You cannot use a mail ballot as a sample ballot in the voting booth. Instead, bring a sample ballot with you to use as a reference.
The US Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least 10 days prior to Election Day to ensure there is enough time for First-Class delivery. be sure there is sufficient postage if mailed. One first-class stamp is required.
If two or more vote-by-mail ballots for the same election are returned in one mailing envelope, the ballots may not be counted. Please use the return envelope provided and mail one ballot per envelope.
Voting In Person With A Mail Ballot
If you have requested and received a mail ballot but decide to vote in person, bring your ballot with you to the polls. The mail ballot will be cancelled and you will be issued a new ballot at the polling location.
You cannot use a mail ballot as a sample ballot in the voting booth. Instead, bring a sample ballot with you to use as a reference.
track your vote-by-mail ballot
Our voter information lookup system answers several common questions from voters regarding their mail ballots.
- I've requested a mail ballot, has it been mailed yet?
- I already voted my mail ballot and mailed it in, has it been received by the Elections Office?
Track the status of your vote-by-mail ballot using this free access system.
Ballot Tracking with ballot trax
Sign up for our new ballot tracking service and follow your ballot all the way from printed and mailed ➡️ received and counted! ✅
BallotTrax is a secure communication system to help voters track their Vote-By-Mail ballots. BallotTrax has the capability to send text, email, and voicemail notifications reporting the status of a voter’s ballot during an election. The tracking service will provide the following notifications:
- Printed and being mailed soon
- Ballot has been mailed
- Received and counted
- Received and not counted
- Returned as undeliverable
The system does not change or update voter registration. It uses information available from the USPS to track outgoing and received mail, and voter registration information that is made available via public record. Sign up for BallotTrax.