If you are unable or prefer not to vote early or at the polls on Election Day, you may request a vote-by-mail ballot. The vote-by-mail packet will include instructions on how to mark your ballot, sign the voter’s certificate, and return your ballot.
You can request a vote-by-mail ballot at any time. We must receive your request for a vote-by-mail ballot no later than ten days before the election. For your vote to count, we must receive your voted, signed vote-by-mail ballot no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day – postmarks do not count.
Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot
Use the online form below, or if you need your ballot mailed to a temporary address that is not on your record, then you must submit your request in writing with your signature. Download the form below and return by mail, fax, or as an email attachment to email@example.com.
- Request your vote-by-mail ballot online or
- By phone – call us at 407-836-2070 or
- By fax or mail – download a Vote-by-Mail Request Form (English, PDF)
download a Vote-by-Mail Request Form (Spanish, PDF)
- Fax: 407-254-6598
- Mail: P.O. Box 562001, Orlando, FL 32856-2001
- Your name
- Residential address
- Mailing address (if any)
- Date of birth
- Election(s) for which you are requesting a vote-by-mail ballot
- By designee – Starting nine days before an election you can designate, in writing, someone to pick up your vote-by-mail ballot from our office. Your written request must include the information listed above. The designee must show photo identification and may pick up ballots for no more than two non-family members.
Download an Affidavit to Pick-Up Vote-by-Mail Ballot for a Voter (English PDF, Division of Elections Website)
Download an Affidavit to Pick-Up Vote-by-Mail Ballot for a Voter (Spanish PDF, Division of Elections Website)
Your vote-by-mail ballot will not count if the signature on the return envelope does not match the signature on file. Signatures often change due to age, injury, or illness. To update your signature, complete a Florida Voter Registration Application (Division of Elections Website).
Missing Signature or Signature Mismatch
If you return a vote-by-mail without a signature or with a non-matching signature, you can “cure” your ballot with an affidavit. You have until 5 p.m. two days after Election Day to submit the affidavit, which will allow the ballot to be counted.