voter is entitled to vote a vote by mail ballot.A
mail ballot may be requested in person at one of our offices, in writing, over
the telephone or by completing the online
written or facsimile requests should be directed to:
requesting a vote by mail ballot, the voter must provide the following information:
where the ballot is to be mailed*
Jan. 1, 2014, a request for a ballot to be mailed to an address other than the voter’s
address on file in the Florida Voter Registration System (FVRS), must be in writing
and signed by the voter. Absent uniformed service members and overseas voters are
exempt from this requirement.
of Town Telephone Number
the elections office immediately should your residence or mailing address change.
Vote by Mail
ballots are not forwardable by the U.S. Postal Service.
a member of the voter's immediate family makes the request for the voter’s ballot
to be mailed to the voter’s address on file in the Florida Voter Registration
System, the requester must provide the voter's information listed above, as well as:
name (if other than the voter)
relationship to the voter (a member of the voter's immediate family*)
101.62(4)(c)4 defines Immediate family as: spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling,
spouse’s child, spouse’s parent, spouse’s grandparent or spouse’s
driver's license number (if available)
signature (written requests only)
designee may pick up a mail ballot for a voter beginning on the Thursday five
(5) days before and including Election Day.
Statute 101.62(4)(b)(4) limits pickups of vote by mail ballots by a designee to two (2)
mail ballots per election, other than their own or immediate family.
Designees must provide:
authorization signed by the voter
the required information from the voter and designee
Download Affidavit to Pick-Up Vote by Mail Ballot for a Voter Form (DS-DE 37)
Statute 101.62(4)(c)5 allows for the delivery of a vote by mail 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 vote by mail ballot.
Download Election Day Vote by Mail Ballot Delivery Form (DS-DE 136)
voter must personally vote his or her own ballot unless assistance is required
due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write. A signature as Power
of Attorney will not be accepted and the ballot will not be counted. Detailed instructions
on how to mark your ballot are provided with your vote by mail packet.
order for your ballot to be counted, the Voter's Certificate Envelope must contain
your signature or legal mark.
Board to reject as illegalany vote by mail
ballot that is not signed. Effective January 1, 2014, Florida Statute 101.68(4)(b)
allows an vote by mail voter who returned a ballot without the voter's signature
to complete and submit an affidavit and a copy of his/her identification to rectify
their vote by mail. The deadline to rectify a vote by mail missing the voter’s
signature is 5 p.m. on the day before an election.
Please follow the instructions on the form carefully, as failure to follow these
instructions may cause your ballot not to count.
Download Omitted Signature Affidavit for Vote by Mail Ballot & Instructions (DS-DE
voted and signed ballot must be received at
the Main Office of the Supervisor of Elections by
on Election Day in order to be counted.Branch
offices close at
on Election Day.
VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE COUNT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE POLLS OR AT
EARLY VOTING SITES!