Florida Mail-in Voting: Everything you need to know

Florida Mail-in Voting: Everything you need to know

What is Vote-By-Mail?

A Vote-By-Mail ballot refers to a ballot that you request and pick-up or have delivered to you without having to vote at the polls during early voting or on Election Day. A voter must first be registered to vote before he or she can request a vote-by-mail ballot. You can request a vote-by-mail ballot online, in writing, in person, or over the phone.

Voter Registration Deadline for The General Election: October 5

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Deadline to Request A Ballot

The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election. A Supervisor of Elections must mail the ballot out within 2 business days after a request and the last day for a Supervisor to be able to mail out a ballot is 8 days before the election.

Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Click on your county below, to visit your local Supervisor of Elections Office to request a ballot.

Deadline to Submit a Ballot

A returned voted ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections’ office no later than 7 p.m. (local time) on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3). The United States Postal Service recommends that domestic nonmilitary voters, mail back their voted ballots at least 1 week before the Election Day deadline to account for any unforeseen events or weather issues. Vote-by-mail ballots may also be returned at secure drop boxes at Supervisor of Elections’ main and branch offices and early voting sites in your county. Please contact your Supervisor of Elections or visit their website for the location of all vote-by-mail ballot secure drop boxes in the county.

How to Track Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Any voter who has requested a vote-by-mail ballot can track online the status of his or her ballot through a link within the Division of Elections’ Voter Information Lookup or through their county Supervisor of Elections’ website.

To read through all the rules for Vote-By Mail visit the Florida Division of Elections