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Requesting a Vote-By-Mail Ballot (previously Absentee)

Requesting Absentee Ballot

A Vote-By-Mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections through the next two general election cycles.  The request can be made in person at 971 W. Duval St, Ste. 102 Lake City or 17579 SW State Road 47, Fort White, FL.   Voters can also request via telephone by calling our Vote-By-Mail Coordinator at 758-1026, ext. 3105, or by clicking on the link Request Vote-By-Mail Ballot to make a request via email.

Effective as of January 1, 2014:

Voters who want their ballot mailed to an address that is NOT their address of record will be required to submit their request for a vote-by-mail ballot in writing. The written request must include the voter's signature. 

By state law, Vote-By-Mail ballots cannot be issued on Election Day except in the case of an emergency, to the extent that the voter will be unable to go to his or her assigned polling place. The voter or voter's designee must submit an affidavit regarding the emergency. 

We must receive a request for a vote-by-mail ballot no later than 5 p.m. on the sixth day before the election.   

Things to bring when requesting a vote-by-mail ballot for someone other than yourself

If the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal guardian to request a ballot, that designee must provide the following information:

  • The name of the voter for whom the ballot is requested.
  • The voter's address.
  • The voter's date of birth.
  • The voter's signature (written request only).
  • The requester's name.
  • The requester's address.
  • The requester's driver license number, if available.
  • The requester's relationship to voter.
  • The requester's signature (written request only).


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