Who Can "Vote By Mail"
All qualified voters are permitted to "Vote By Mail" under Florida law, the voter is not required to give a reason.
(see sections 97.021(1) and 101.62, Florida Statutes)
How to "Vote By Mail"
A voter, or, if directly instructed by the voter, a member of the voter's immediate family or the voter's legal guardian, may request a "Vote By Mail" ballot from the supervisor of elections in person, by mail or by telephone. One request can cover all elections through the next two general elections. The person requesting a "Vote By Mail" ballot must disclose:
- The name of the voter for whom the ballot is requested;
- The voter's address;
- The voter's date of birth;
- The requester's name;
- The requester's address;
- The requester's driver's license number, if available;
- The requester's relationship to the voter; and,
- The requester's signature (written request only).
A designee may pick up a "Vote By Mail" ballot for a voter on election day or up to 5 days before election day. A designee may only pick up two "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.
Marked ballots must be mailed or delivered in person reaching the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 7 p.m. on the day of the election. Do not return your voted ballot to a polling place.
If you have obtained an "Vote By Mail" ballot but want to vote in your precinct on election day, you must take the "Vote By Mail" ballot with you to the polls, whether or not it has been marked so that it can be canceled. However, if you are unable to return the ballot, you may vote a provisional ballot.(see sections 101.62 and 101.69, Florida Statutes)
Can I Have my "Vote By Mail" Ballot Sent to a PO Box?
Yes, you can have your "Vote By Mail" ballot sent to any valid mailing address, including a friend, neighbor or PO Box.
What is the Difference Between a "Vote By Mail" Ballot and an Absentee Ballot?
They are the same.
Early Voting and Absentee reports can be found