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When requesting an absentee ballot, the voter must provide the following information:
· Residence address
· Address where the ballot is to be mailed
· Date of birth
· Local Telephone Number
· Out of Town Telephone Number
· Voter's signature (written requests only)
Absentee ballots are not forwardable.
If a member of the voter's immediate family* makes the request, the requester must provide the voter's information listed above, as well as:
· Requester's name (if other than the voter)
· Requester's relationship to the voter (a member of the voter's immediate family)
· Requester's address
· Requester's driver's license number (if available)
· Requester's signature (written requests only)
* Immediate family is defined as: spouse, child, parent, grandparent or sibling.
designee may pick up an absentee ballot for a voter beginning on the Thursday five
(5) days before and including Election Day.
Designees must provide:
· Written authorization signed by the voter
· Present picture identification
· Sign an affidavit which includes required information for voter and designee
Download Affidavit to Pick-Up Absentee Ballot for a Voter Form (DS-DE 37)
Florida Statute 101.62(4)(c)5 allows for the delivery of an absentee ballot to an elector or an elector's immediate family member on the day of the election ONLY in the case of an emergency, to the extent that the elector will be unable to go to his or her assigned polling place. The elector or his or her designee shall execute an affidavit affirming to the facts which allow for delivery of the absentee ballot.
Download Election Day Absentee Ballot Delivery Form (DS-DE 136)
It is imperative that when you vote by absentee ballot, you follow the instructions included with your absentee ballot very carefully! Detailed instructions are provided on the actual absentee ballots, as well as special instructions on the secrecy sleeve enclosed in the absentee ballot kit mailed to you. A voter must personally vote the ballot, unless assistance is required due to disability or inability to read/write.
In order for your ballot to be counted, your Voter's Certificate Envelope must contain your signature.
Effective January 1, 2014, Florida Statute 101.68(4)(b) allows an absentee voter who returned an absentee ballot without the voter's signature to complete and submit an affidavit and a copy of his/her identification to rectify their absentee ballot. The deadline is 5 p.m. on the day before an election.
Your voted and signed absentee ballot must be received by the Main Office of the Supervisor of Elections by on Election Day in order to be counted. Branch offices close at on Election Day.
Voted Absentee Ballots cannot be turned in at the polls!