- When may a voter request an absentee ballot?
- How may a person request an absentee ballot?
- May a person other than the voter request an absentee ballot?
- May I pick up an absentee ballot?
- May I pick up a ballot for another person?
- Can absentee ballots be sent to any address?
- May a candidate solicit requests for absentee ballots?
- Will an absentee ballot be counted if it is mailed on election day?
- Can I bring my absentee ballot to my precinct on election day?
- What if I request a ballot, but don't mail it in?
- Check the Status of your Absentee Request
- How to correct a missing signature on your absentee ballot?
Answer: Deadline for request must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday before the election.
- Call Election Headquarters at (863) 534-5888
- Fill Out Request click here
- Stop By Election Headquarters at 250 South Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
Answer: Only the voter, a member of the voter's immediate family, or the legal guardian may request an absentee ballot. A requester other than the voter must provide his/her name, address, drivers license (if available) and relationship to the voter, and must have permission from the voter to make such request.
Answer: A registered voter may pick up an absentee ballot at any Supervisor of Elections offices with picture identification.
Answer: You may pick up an absentee ballot for another person if:
- The request is made no earlier than the fifth day prior to election day
- You have a letter signed by the voter giving you authority to pick up a ballot
- You present picture ID of yourself and complete an affidavit
Answer: Yes. A ballot may be sent to the voter's current mailing address. For a ballot to be mailed to an address other than the mailing address on file, the request must be done in writing with the voter's signature. Click Here for Vote By Mail Brochure.
Answer: Yes. However, if you are going to solicit by mail, we urge you to let us review your mailer to make sure that it asks for the correct information from the voter.
Answer: An absentee ballot is only counted if it is received in the Election Headquarters by 7:00 p.m. election day.
Answer: If you do, you will be required to turn in that ballot and vote at the precinct.
Answer: Up until 7:00 p.m. on election day you can turn it in at Supervisor of Elections office. Or, if you decide to vote at your precinct, take the ballot and turn it in and vote a precinct ballot.
Answer: If you returned your absentee ballot to your supervisor of elections, but forgot to sign the ballot, your ballot will not count unless you complete and return the Omitted Signature Affidavit for Absentee Ballot no later than 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.