Tuesday, August 30, 2016
VOTE BY MAIL
THE LAST DAY TO REQUEST A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT IS TODAY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
Please call you Supervisor of Elections office at (850)838-3515 to make that request.
Florida law requires that a vote by mail ballot voter certificate be signed by the voter in order for the ballot to be counted. The law also allows a voter who has requested and returned his/her mail ballot to cure an omitted(missing) signature on the voter certificate. If you return your mail ballot to the elections office without your signature, you may now sign a Vote by Mail Ballot Affidavit. You must complete and return the signed affidavit with an acceptable form of identification no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the election in order for your ballot to be counted. For further information concerning the Vote by Mail Ballot Affidavit, please visit our website and click on the Vote by Mail information tab on the left hand side of the homepage and then choose Vote by Mail Ballot Affidavit. Follow the instructions below to track your mail ballot and to find out if your mail ballot was missing a signature on the voter certificate.
TRACK YOUR MAIL BALLOT
You can track your vote by mail ballot by clicking the "My Vote By Mail Status" link above, then just follow the prompts. For questions concerning your vote by mail ballot call your elections office at (850)838-3515.
If you have moved, it is important that you contact your Supervisor of Elections office before you vote. Florida law states you must vote in the precinct in which you reside.
Early voting is currently taking place in the Supervisor of Elections office on the 2nd floor of the County Courthouse and will continue through Saturday, August 27, 2016. Early voting hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Any voter in the county may vote early in lieu of going to their precinct on Election Day.
PHOTO AND SIGNATURE ID REQUIRED
Photo and signature identification is required by Florida law. If the picture ID does not contain the signature of the voter, an additional identification that provides the voter's signature will be required. A voter information card is no longer accepted as a form of ID. Florida accepts thirteen different forms of identification:
A valid Florida Driver's License, A valid Florida Identification Card (issued by DHSMV), US Passport, Student Identification, Debit or Credit Card, Neighborhood Association Identification, Military Identification, Retirement Center Identification, Public Assistance Identification, Veteran Health Identification Card, Concealed Weapon or Firearm Permit, Employee Identification Card issued by Federal, State, County or City
Any combination of these documents may be presented to fulfill the photo and signature requirements.
HAVE YOU RETURNED
YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT
All vote by mail ballots must be received in the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. Mail ballots that are postmarked on election day or prior, but not received before the 7 p.m. Election Day deadline will not be tabulated. New postal guidelines state it could take up to 5 business days for a first class piece of mail to be delivered, therefore be sure to give yourself sufficient mailing time when returning your vote by mail ballot.
GUIDE FOR FLORIDA VOTERS
To view a guide to answer you questions about Florida Judges, Judicial Elections and Merit Retention, simply click the link below
Guide for Florida Voters