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. A request to receive a vote-by-mail ballot covers all elections from the date a request was submitted through the end of the calendar year for the next ensuing regularly scheduled general election. You must make a new request each General Election year.
 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.
If the requester is someone other than elector, the requester must provide name, address, driver license if available, relationship to elector and if in writing, requester’s signature.

The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed is no later than 5:00 p.m. (local time) on the 12th day before the election. (F.S. 101.62) 
The deadlines for 2024 are:

  • Primary Election: August 8, 2024
  • General Election: October 24, 2024

A vote-by-mail ballot must be returned and received by the Supervisor of Elections in the county of registration no later than 7:00 p.m. (local time) on election day for the respective election in order to be counted.

*A 10-day extension exists only for overseas voters for the Presidential Preference Primary and General Election 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 allows you to request voter registration in your state of legal voting residence, request absentee ballots for all federal elections in a current calendar year, and update your voter contact information. You should send in a new FPCA every January and each time you move. 

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.