WHO CAN VOTE-BY-MAIL?
If you are a registered voter of Bradford County, you are eligible to Vote-By-Mail.(F.S. 101.62). - If you have changed residency to another Florida county after books closed, you can submit a change of address form or call 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-By-Mail 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)
It is very important to update your signature on file with your Supervisor of Elections office, as it may have changed throughout the years. Reasons you may need to update your signature include:
- If you registered many years ago, your signature style has probably changed;
- If you have married or divorced; or
- If you are unable to sign a true signature. *Please see note below
If you have not updated your signature in the last ten years or so, you should probably update now. You can update your signature by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application Form to your Supervisor of Elections Office.
Signatures in your voter registration record are used to verify signatures on petitions, vote by mail ballots and provisional ballots that you might sign. If your signature does not match, your petition or ballot may not count.
Vote by mail ballots may be canvassed 22 days before each election. The signature on file at the start of the canvassing of mail ballots is the signature that will be used to verify your signature on the voter's certificate. Therefore, make sure you have submitted an update prior to the start of canvassing.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you are a caregiver to someone whose signature needs to be updated for any reason, please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office for directions on doing so. A Power of Attorney cannot be accepted in place of the voter's signature or mark for any reason when submitting election related forms or casting a ballot.
REQUESTING AN VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT (F.S.101.62)
A Vote-By-Mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections for two general election cycles (up to four years). The request can be made in person, by mail, by telephone or on this website. Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request a Vote-By-Mail 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 Vote-By-Mail 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 Vote-By-Mail ballot and on our Vote-By-Mail Ballot Instructions page. We've also provided a list of frequently asked questions and answers and detailed information below.
PICKING UP A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT
Voters may pick up their Vote-By-Mail ballot at the office of Supervisor of Elections as soon as ballots are available (F.S. 101.62). Each voter must present a form of picture identification approved by the Department of State, as well as signature identification.
A 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 only two (2) Vote-By-Mail ballots 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-BY-MAIL IN PERSON (F.S. 101.657)
A voter may vote his or her Vote-By-Mail 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 VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT (F.S. 101.67)
Voted-By-Mail 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! We also have a drop box located outside of the North Wing of the Courthouse.
If you agree to the above terms and would like to request a ballot, please click on the "Vote-By-Mail ballot request form" below
VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT REQUEST FORM