WHO CAN VOTE BY ABSENTEE?
If you are a qualified registered voter of Bradford County, you are entitled to vote by absentee ballot (F.S. 101.62). - If you have changed residency to another Florida county after books closed, you can submit a change of address form and vote in your new county (F.S. 101.663). - If you have changed residence to another state and are ineligible to vote there, you can vote absentee for president and Vice President (F.S. 101.663). The voter must personally vote the ballot (unless assistance is required due to blindness, disability or inability to read or write)
REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT (F.S.101.62)
An absentee ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections for two general election cycles. The request can be made in person, by mail, by telephone or on this Web site. Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request an absentee ballot for the voter. Immediate family means the voter's spouse, the parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of the voter or of the voter's spouse, or legal guardian.
A request from the voter must include the following information:
The name of the voter for whom the ballot is requested.
The voter's address (residence and mailing).
The voter's date of birth.
The voter's Drivers License (if available).
The voter's signature (written request only).
If the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal guardian to request his/her absentee ballot, that designee must provide the above information in addition to the following:
The requester's name.
The requester's address.
The requester's Drivers License (if available).
The requester's relationship to the voter.
The requester's signature (written requests only).
You must read and follow all instructions included with the absentee ballot and on our Absentee Ballot Instructions page. We've also provided a list of frequently asked questions and answers and detailed information below.
PICKING UP AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Qualified voters may pick up their absentee ballot at the office of Supervisor of Elections as soon as ballots are available (F.S. 101.62). Each voter must present a Florida Identification Card or another form of picture identification approved by the Department of State, as well as signature identification.
A qualified voter may also designate in writing another person to pick up his or her ballot (F.S. 101.62(b)4). Designees may pick up ballots on election day, or up to four days prior to the day of the election. Designees may pick up two (2) absentee ballots only per election, other than his or her own, except for ballots picked up for members of his or her immediate family. The designee must provide picture identification approved by the Department of State, the written authorization from the voter, and complete an affidavit.
VOTING ABSENTEE IN PERSON (F.S. 101.657)
A qualified voter may vote his or her absentee ballot in person at the Supervisor of Elections Office as soon as the ballots are available. The voter must present a Florida Drivers License, a Florida Identification Card, or some other form of picture identification approved by the Department of State, as well as signature identification. The voter will also be required to sign an In-Office Voter Certificate.
RETURNING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT (F.S. 101.67)
Voted absentee ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections Office in person or by mail and must be received no later than 7 p.m. election day for the ballot to be counted. A VOTED BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT A POLLING PLACE!