Per 101.62, F.S., vote-by-mail ballot requests are valid for all elections through the end of the calendar year of the next regularly scheduled general election. Vote-by-mail requests made prior to November 8, 2022 have expired. Select one of the options below to submit a vote-by-mail request through 2024.
Requesting Your Ballot
Voters with disabilities: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible voting options are available to voters who are blind or with disabilities. Please call 941.861.8618 for assistance.
You may return your vote-by-mail ballot by mail or in person. If you mail your ballot, allow at least one week for your ballot to reach our office. You may also return your ballot in person to a secure ballot intake station located inside any of our three elections offices
or at an early voting location during hours of operation (early voting dates, hours and locations will be posted prior to each election).
Your Signature is Important
You must sign the Voter’s Certificate on the ballot return envelope and return the ballot promptly so that it reaches our office no later than 7 p.m. on election day. In the event there is an issue with your signature on the certificate, elections staff will attempt to contact you. There is space on the ballot return envelope for you to voluntarily provide your contact information. A vote-by-mail ballot will NOT be rejected solely due to the absence of this requested contact information.
If you return your ballot without signing the Voter’s Certificate or are notified by us that your signature on the certificate does not match your signature on file with the elections office, you will need to complete and return a vote-by-mail cure affidavit (English
) to the elections office by 5 p.m. on the second day following the election.
Can I request a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to an address other than my address on file?
Yes. The request must be made in writing. The written request must be signed and include your date of birth, Florida driver license number or Florida ID card number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Can I request a vote-by-mail ballot in writing for someone other than myself?
Yes. Immediate family members or legal guardians may complete a Vote-by-Mail Request Form (English
) and provide the required information in the Requester Information section of the form.
Is there a deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot?
Yes. All requests for a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 12th day before the election.
What if I miss the vote-by-mail request deadline?
You may pick up a vote-by-mail ballot from the elections office. A designee also may pick up a vote-by-mail ballot for a voter from the supervisor of elections office beginning nine days before election day but may pick up only two 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 photo ID and sign an affidavit (English
My mailing address has changed. Will the post office forward my ballot?
No. Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded, so be sure we have your correct mailing address on file with our office. Learn more about updating your voter information