For Vote-by-Mail, Early Voting and Election Day information, please contact your local Supervisor of Elections Office. Click here to find your Supervisor of Elections

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Vote-by-Mail Ballots


Under Florida law, all registered voters are permitted to vote by mail. 

Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot     Voting a Mail Ballot     Military and Overseas Citizens


Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot

Requests for vote-by-mail ballots must be received in your local Supervisor of Elections office no later than 5:00 pm on the 10th day before an election.

Contact your local Supervisor of Elections to request a vote-by-mail ballot. You may request a vote-by-mail ballot in person, by mail, email, fax or by phone. Only the voter or a designated member or his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request a vote-by-mail ballot for the voter. Immediate family means the designee’s spouse, parent, child, grandparent or sibling of the designee or of the designee’s spouse.

As a voter requesting a vote-by-mail ballot you must provide your:

  • name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • signature (written requests only)

If an immediate family member or legal guardian is requesting a vote-by-mail ballot for you, that person must provide above information about the voter as well as the following:

  • Requester's name
  • Requester's address
  • Requester's driver's license number (if available)
  • Requester's relationship to voter
  • Requester's signature (written requests only)

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Voting a Mail Ballot

Your marked ballot must be mailed or delivered in person, reaching the Supervisor of Elections’ office not later than 7:00 pm on the day of the election. Do not return your voted mail ballot to a polling place.*

You may designate someone to pick up your vote-by-mail ballot on Election Day or 9 days before Election Day. The designee may only pick up 2 vote-by-mail ballots per election, other than his or her own ballot or ballots for members of his or her immediate family. Designees must have written authorization from the voter, present a picture I.D. and sign an affidavit. Candidates may pick up vote-by-mail ballots only for members of their immediate family.

*If you decide to go to the polls to vote instead of voting by mail, you should bring the vote-by-mail ballot (marked or not) with you so that it can be cancelled at the polls. If you come to the polls without the vote-by-mail ballot, you can vote a regular ballot if the Supervisor of Elections' office can confirm that it has not received the vote-by-mail ballot. If it is confirmed that the Supervisor of Elections office has received the vote-by-mail ballot or it cannot be determined, you cannot vote a regular ballot at the polls. However, if you believe that you have not already voted, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot.

A vote-by-mail ballot can be dropped off at designated secure drop boxes located at early voting sites during the election. Please contact your local Supervisor of Elections or refer to their website for the locations of all the vote-by-mail ballot secure drop boxes in your county.

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Military and Overseas Citizens

Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot

Members of the United States Uniformed Services on active duty and the merchant marine, their spouses and dependents, and United States citizens residing outside of the United States may apply for voter registration or request a vote-by-mail ballot with a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which may be obtained from a Voting Assistance Officer or online at www.fvap.gov.

The FPCA request for a vote-by-mail ballot will be effective for all elections through the next 2 regularly scheduled general elections. If the FPCA is not available, phone or send a written request by mail, fax, or email to your local Supervisor of Elections and a voter registration application or vote-by-mail ballot will be sent to you. If you are overseas, you may have your vote-by-mail ballot faxed to you, in lieu of receiving it by regular mail.

If your include an email address with your overseas vote-by-mail ballot request, your Supervisor of Elections will email you  the names of candidates who will be on the ballots for the primary and general election no later than 30 days before each election.

Voting a Vote-by-Mail Ballot

Once your vote-by-mail ballot is voted, return it by fax or mail to your Supervisor of Elections so that it is received no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day. You cannot return voted ballots by email. Carefully follow the instructions sent to you with your vote-by-mail ballot to ensure that it is counted. You must be sure to not only sign, but date the vote-by-mail ballot envelope to ensure that your ballot is counted.

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Florida Supervisors of Elections, Inc.

For Vote-by-Mail, Early Voting and Election Day information, please contact
your local Supervisor of Elections Office.
Click here to find your Supervisor of Elections

Post Office Box 350 (32302)
215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 825 (32301)
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

Tel: (850) 599-9120

Fax: (850) 222-8222 | E-mail: fsase@bplawfirm.net