VOTE-BY-MAIL (ABSENTEE) INFORMATION
Florida law allows all qualified voters to request an absentee ballot from the Supervisor of Elections.
A member of the voter's immediate family or legal guardian may also request an absentee ballot for a voter, if directly instructed to do so by the voter.
The request can cover all elections through the next two regularly scheduled general elections.
A request for an absentee ballot to be mailed must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 5 p.m. on the 6th day before an election.
You may request an absentee ballot from your Supervisor of Elections in one of the following ways:
When you request an absentee ballot, you must give the Supervisor of Elections the following information:
your date of birth; and
your signature (if the request is written).
A member of your immediate family or legal guardian may request an absentee ballot for you, if directly instructed to do so. They must provide:
the name of the voter for whom the ballot is being requested;
the voter's address;
the voter's date of birth;
the requestor's name;
the requestor's address;
the requestor's driver's license number (if available);
the requestor's relationship to the voter; and
the requestor's signature (if the request is written).
If you request that your absentee ballot be mailed to you, the request must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 5 p.m. on the 6th day before the election.
A designee may pick up an absentee ballot for you on election day or up to 5 days before an election. A designee may only pick up 2 absentee ballots per election (other than his or her own ballot and ballots for members of his or her immediate family). Designees must provide the following information to the Supervisor of Elections:
a written authorization from the voter;
a picture identification; and
a signed affidavit.
If you registered to vote by mail, and have not previously voted in Levy County or the State of Florida, you will be required to provide a copy of one of the following forms of identification:
Identification must include your current name and photograph.
Identification must show your name and current residence address.
The identification requirements do not apply if you are:
65 years of age or older
have a temporary permanent physical disability
military or military spouse / dependent
residing outside the United States
Absentee ballots are mailed approximately thirty (30) days prior to each election to those voters who have requested an absentee ballot.
Absentee ballots cannot be forwarded. Please make sure the Supervisor of Elections Office has your correct mailing address on file. It is your Voter Reponsibility to keep that accurate with this office.
The voter may have assistance from a family member to help mark the ballot, if requested.
READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
Mark ONLY one (1) choice per race. (Unless indicated otherwise)
Use a pen or pencil when marking your ballot.
Color in the oval completely.
Voters must WRITE-IN the name AND fill in the oval next to the name for the WRITE-IN vote to count.
The Write-In candidate must be a qualified candidate.
When ballot is completed, place into LIME GREEN secrecy sleeve and return envelope.
After you mark your ballot, it must be mailed or delivered in person to the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. on election day.
DO NOT RETURN THE MARKED BALLOT TO A POLLING PLACE.
If you have obtained an absentee ballot but are able to vote in your precinct on election day, you must take the
absentee ballot with you to the polls (whether it has been marked or not).
If you are not able to return the absentee ballot, you may vote a provisional ballot.