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Mail Ballot Overview


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

Voting has never been easier. Request a mail ballot 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. 


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.gov 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
Florida DL/ID number or last 4 digits of Social Security number
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, Grandchild, Sibling, In-Law

Requestor Must Also Provide:

Name
Address
Daytime Phone Number
Relationship to Voter
Florida DL/ID number or last 4 digits of Social Security number
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 using a black ink pen 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. If you need to update your signature on file, please complete and submit a Voter Registration Application to our office, checking the "Record Update/Change" box in the top line.)
  • Print the date next to your signature.
  • Using the postage paid certificate envelope, 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

  • Completely fill in the oval using a black ink pen next to each of your selections on your ballot.
  • Ballots may be returned by mail or in person. 
  • Voted mail ballots cannot be accepted at polling places. 
  • Voters are advised to allow at least ONE WEEK for their ballots to be returned by mail to the Supervisor of Elections Office.
  • ALL MAIL BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED AT ONE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS THREE OFFICES BY 7:00 PM ON ELECTION DAY. [F.S. 101.67(2) and 101.6103(2)]
  • You may deliver your ballot to any designated ballot drop-off site throughout the county during the designated dates/times. Please see instructions in your ballot packet for details.

 

Please Note: The canvassing board begins tabulating ballots, pursuant to Florida Law, after the first Logic and Accuracy test. The first Logic and Accuracy test is generally 21 days prior to the election. Ballots continue being processed as they arrive through Election Day. The first results released on election day are partial mail ballot results. The remainder of the mail ballots are processed during election night. 

 

Attention

Any person who distributes, orders, requests, collects, delivers, or otherwise physically  possesses 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. 101.6105-101.694, including supervised voting at assisted living facilities and nursing home facilities as authorized under s. 101.655, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in F.S. 775.082 or 775.083.

 

 

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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.gov
MAIL BALLOTS: MailBallotRequests@VotePinellas.gov

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.gov