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Facts

• Any registered voter may vote by mail
• ALL accepted mail ballots must be included in official final results, per FL law
• No need to remember election dates! VBM requests remain active through the calendar year of the second regularly scheduled general election


  • A mail ballot is the same as an absentee ballot; however, voters do not need to be absent to vote by mail. Legislation passed in 2016 replaced the term “absentee ballot” with the term “vote-by-mail ballot” throughout the Florida Statutes.
  • State law requires all Florida voters to vote a paper optical scan ballot whether voting by mail, at an early voting site, or at the polls on Election Day.
  • Voters will NOT receive a paper receipt after voting.
  • All voters are encouraged to vote by mail and avoid standing in line for the same ballot at the polls.
  • All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day prior to an election. (Effective July 1, 2019)
  • A request for a ballot to be mailed to an address other than the voter's address on file with the Supervisor of Elections must be made in writing and signed by the voter.
  • Voters may pick up mail ballots in person through the day before Election Day. By state law, 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.
  • Convenient ballot drop-off locations are available during designated dates and times throughout the county.


CHECK YOUR BALLOT STATUS ONLINE or CALL (727) 464-VOTE (8683).

Voting has never been easier. Request mail ballots and take advantage of voting in the comfort of your own home.

NOTE: BALLOTS ARE NOT FORWARDABLE - Be sure to provide your current mailing address. VIEW VIDEO: "Voting by Mail" (The Complete Mail Ballot Process) on our streaming video page


1. REQUEST A MAIL BALLOT


Requests can be made by submitting a Mail Ballot Request Form on our website, calling (727) 464-VOTE (8683), emailing MailBallotRequests@VotePinellas.com or writing the Supervisor of Elections Office.

2. REQUEST A MAIL BALLOT FOR YOURSELF

[F.S. 101.62(1)(b)]

Voter Must Provide:
 

Name
Address
Date of Birth
Daytime Phone Number
Mail Address, if different
Daytime Phone Number for Mail Address

NOTE: Be sure to provide your current mailing address: BALLOTS ARE NOT FORWARDABLE. A request for a ballot to be mailed to an address other than the voter's address on file with the Supervisor of Elections must be made in writing and signed by the voter.


3. REQUEST ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER VOTER

*IMMEDIATE FAMILY OR LEGAL GUARDIAN
*Immediate Family Member: Spouse, Parent, Child, Grandparent, Sibling, In-Law
 

Requestor Must Also Provide:

Name
Address
Daytime Phone Number
Relationship to Voter
Driver License Number (optional)
Signature (if written request)

NOTE: Be sure to provide your current mailing address: BALLOTS ARE NOT FORWARDABLE. A request for a ballot to be mailed to an address other than the voter's address on file with the Supervisor of Elections must be made in writing and signed by the voter.


4. PICK UP SOMEONE ELSE'S BALLOT

VOTERS MAY DESIGNATE IN WRITING ANYONE TO PICK UP THEIR BALLOT NO SOONER THAN 9 DAYS PRIOR TO ELECTION DAY. THE DESIGNEE IS LIMITED TO 2 BALLOTS FOR EACH ELECTION OTHER THAN HIS/HER OWN BALLOT AND BALLOTS FOR HIS/HER *IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY. [F.S. 101.62(4)(b)(4)]f

(OPTIONAL REQUEST FORM - DS DE 37) (en Español)

Voter Must Sign an Authorization Designating the Person Allowed to Pick Up the Ballot. Designee Must Provide Picture ID and Complete an Office Affidavit.

5. VOTE YOUR MAIL BALLOT

  • Completely fill in the oval next to each of your selections on your ballot.
  • Put your ballot in the secrecy envelope.
  • Put the secrecy envelope in the return envelope. Enclose only your ballot in your envelope.
  • Seal the envelope and sign your name on the back where indicated. (Important: The signature on file at the time the supervisor of elections in the county in which your precinct is located receives your mail ballot is the signature that will be used to verify your signature on the voter's certificate envelope.
  • Print the date under your signature.
  • Mail your ballot back to us or drop off ballot at any Supervisor of Elections office or designated ballot drop-off location.
  • If you make a mistake, call (727) 464-VOTE (8683) to request another ballot.
  • You may receive up to three ballots; however, only the first ballot received in our office will be counted.
  • If you have received a mail ballot, but you would prefer to vote at your precinct, take your mail ballot with you to your polling place. Poll workers will mark the mail ballot “cancelled,” and you’ll be allowed to vote a regular ballot at the polling place. If you do not take your ballot to the polls, a poll worker will confirm that your ballot was NOT received before issuing a regular ballot to you. If elections staff cannot confirm that your ballot has NOT been received, you may vote a provisional ballot, and the canvassing board will later determine the validity of the ballot.
  • Note that the later you return your ballot, the less time you will have to cure any signature deficiencies, which is authorized until 5 p.m. on the 2nd day after the election.

6. RETURN VOTED BALLOT

  • Ballots may be returned by mail or in person.
  • There is no limit to the number of ballots a person may return on behalf of other voters.
    NOTE: Any person who provides or offers to provide, and any person who accepts, a pecuniary or other benefit in exchange for distributing, ordering, requesting, collecting, delivering or otherwise physically possessing more than two mail ballots per election in addition to his or her own ballot or a ballot belonging to an immediate family member, except as provided in F.S. 101.6105-101.695, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in F.S. 775.082, 775.083 or 775.084.
VOTED MAIL BALLOTS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT POLLING PLACES

THEY MUST BE RECEIVED AT ONE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICES

BY 7 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY.

[F.S. 101.67(2) and 101.6103(2)]

***PLEASE NOTE***

Postal delivery service has changed. Voters are advised to allow at least ONE WEEK for their ballot to be returned by mail to the Supervisor of Elections office.
OR YOU MAY DELIVER YOUR BALLOT TO ANY DESIGNATED BALLOT DROP-OFF SITE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY DURING DESIGNATED DATES/TIMES. (See your ballot packet for details)



Supervisor of Elections Office
Pinellas County Courthouse
315 Court St Room 117
Clearwater, FL 33756



Supervisor of Elections Office
501 1st Ave N.
5th Street North Entrance
St. Petersburg, FL 33701



Supervisor of Elections Office
Election Service Center
Starkey Lakes Corporate Center
13001 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773


FOR MAIL BALLOT INFORMATION


PHONE: (727) 464-VOTE (8683) / EMAIL: MailBallot@VotePinellas.com

CHECK YOUR BALLOT STATUS ONLINE or CALL (727) 464-VOTE (8683).

CLICK HERE FOR Uniformed and Overseas Mail Voter Information

Julie Marcus
Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections

13001 Starkey Rd., Largo, FL 33773

Hours

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Us

P: (727)-464-VOTE (8683)
F: (727)-464-6239
E: Election@VotePinellas.com
MAIL BALLOTS: MailBallotRequests@VotePinellas.com

F.S. 668.6076 Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. To submit a public records request: PublicRecordsRequest@VotePinellas.com