There are several ways to request a vote-by-mail (absentee) ballot:
The supervisor of elections will accept a written or telephone request for a vote-by-mail ballot from the elector, or if directly instructed by the elector, a member of the elector's immediately family or legal guardian. Immediate family includes spouse, parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of elector or elector's spouse.
If you are requesting a vote-by-mail ballot for someone other than yourself, be prepared to give your name, address, your relationship to the voter and your driver license number (if available) as well as the voter’s name, address, date of birth and the address to which the ballot is to be mailed.
IMPORTANT - Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded so be sure we have your correct mailing address on file. Even if the post office forwards your mail to your summer address, they will not forward absentee ballots. Please remember also to return your voted ballot as soon as possible so that it reaches our office not later than 7 p.m. on election day. Effective January 1, 2014, if you return your vote-by-mail ballot to the supervisor of elections but forget to sign the ballot certificate, your ballot will not count unless you complete and return the Vote-by-Mail Ballot Affidavit to the elections office by 5 p.m. on the day before the election. Please follow the instructions on the form carefully, as failure to follow these instructions may cause your ballot not to count.
All requests for a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. six days prior to an election (the Wednesday before the election) to allow enough time for mailing.
Note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this office. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.