What to do if you haven’t returned your mail-in ballot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, more than 2.1 million Floridians have already cast their votes.

But 1.8 million Floridians who opted to vote by mail have not returned their ballots.


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Nearly 58,000 Duval County voters requested a mail-in ballot but still haven’t gotten their votes back to the supervisor of elections.

Twenty-five thousand mail-in ballots in Clay County and 27,000 in St. Johns County are still outstanding.

This late in the game, voters’ options are limited when it comes to getting those ballots counted.

Elections officials advise against mailing your ballot this close to Election Day.

In order to ensure your vote is counted, Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan said you’ll need to bring your ballot back in person to your supervisor of elections office.

In Duval County voters have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to return mail-in ballots in person at the supervisor of elections office downtown.

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“We only have drop boxes, or secure ballot intake stations, at early voting sites. So you will not be able to drop it off at your precinct,” said Hogan.

But, Hogan added, if you requested a mail-in ballot and haven’t returned it, you can still vote in person on Election Day.

“If you get there, you can vote, that’s for sure,” said Hogan.

If you have mailed your ballot back but aren’t sure if it’s been counted, you can track the status of your ballot on your county’s supervisor of elections’ website.

If there’s an issue with your signature, you should be contacted by your elections supervisor, and you’ll have until two days after Election Day to resolve any issues.

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