Vote by Mail Information



Any qualified registered voter of Franklin County, Florida, is entitled to vote by absentee ballot.



A vote by mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections at the voters request the vote by mail ballot request is effective for all elections through the next regularly scheduled general election.  The request can be made in person, by mail, fax, e-mail or by telephone. 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 or the parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of the voter or the voter's spouse or legal guardian. Request for vote by mail ballots to be mailed must be made prior to the tenth (10th) day of the election in order to be processed. A designee can pick up a ballot for another voter up to 9 days before Election Day and on Election day with required documents which include written authorization, signed affidavit and photo ID.

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 Address to Mail Ballot .

  *The voter's date of birth. 

   *The voter's signature (written request only).

If the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal guardian to request a vote by mail ballot for him or herself, that designee must provide the above information in addition to the following:

   *The requester's name. 

   *The requester's address. 

   *The requester's driver's license number if available.

   *The requester's relationship to the voter. 

   *The requester's signature (written requests only).

For your convenience we have placed a vote by mail tab on the home page.


Military personnel may apply for voter registration or request vote by mail ballots with a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) which may be obtained from the Unit Voting Officer. If the FPCA is not available, phone or send a written request to the Supervisor of Elections Office.

 FPCA application request for vote by mail ballots are effective for all elections through the next two regularly scheduled general elections. 

NOTE: Spouses and dependents are considered to be of the same category of vote by mail voter as military members and generally should follow the same rules. U.S. Embassies and Consulates can assist in completing, witnessing, notarizing and mailing FPCA forms, vote by mail ballots and other election materials. Additional military election information is available from: 

Pentagon, Room 1-B45
Washington, D.C. 20301

* Federal portions of General Election and Presidential Preference Primary ballots voted by persons outside the U.S. are counted if postmarked or dated no later than election day and received within 10 days of the election.