Request a Vote-by-Mail ballot
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• Request your Vote-By-Mail Ballot today! The deadline to request a Vote-By-Mail ballot to be mailed is October 24, 2020 for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
• USPS recommends that you mail your ballot at least a week before the Election
NOTE* - This system can only be used to send a Vote-By-Mail Ballot to the residential mailing address currently on file.
Vote-By-Mail, It Just Got Easier!
The convenience of voting by mail just got easier. One request is all that is required to vote in one or all elections through two general election cycles. A ballot will be mailed to each voter between the 35th and 28th day before election day.
You can return your Vote-by-Mail ballot by mail or you can hand deliver your ballot to any Early Voting location during Early Voting or drop it off at one of our four office locations, no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day.
To take advantage of this opportunity and have your ballot mailed to your residence address, click here to log on to the Voter Information Lookup System. Once authenticated as a registered voter in St. Lucie County, you can request a vote-by-mail ballot.
If the ballot requested is to be mailed to an address other than the voters address currently on file in the Florida Voter Registration System, the request must be made in writing and signed by the voter.
Click here to download the Ballot Request to Alternate Address form.
Who Can Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot
Vote-By-Mail requests may be made by:
- The voter
- The voter’s family or legal guardian
Family members include the:
- Voter’s Spouse
A request for a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed, must be received by the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the tenth day before the election. Vote-By-Mail Ballots cannot be forwarded.
If the Vote-by-Mail ballot is to be mailed to an address other than the elector's address on file in the Florida Voter Registration System, the request must be made in writing and signed by the elector.
A vote-by-mail ballot request must include:
- The name of the voter
- The address to which the ballot is to be mailed
- Date of birth
- If it is a written request, the signature of the voter is also required.
If the Vote-By-Mail ballot is requested by anyone other than the voter, it must also contain the:
- Driver’s license number if available, of the person making the request on behalf of the voter, and must indicate the relationship to the voter
Vote-By-Mail Ballots are available approximately 35– 28 days prior to Election Day.
A voter may ask another person to pick up a Mail-ballot on their behalf up to 5 days prior to the day of the election. The person designated may not pick up more than two Mail-ballots per election, other than the designee’s own ballot, except that additional ballots may be picked up for members of the designee’s immediate family.
Someone who is picking up a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for another person, must have a signed request from the voter. The request must include:
- The name of the voter for whom the ballot is requested
- The address of the voter
- The voter’s date of birth
Click below to download the "AFFIDAVIT TO PICK-UP VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT FOR A VOTER" form. The written request must also include, the name of the person (designee) picking up the ballot and relationship to the voter.
Voting the Ballot
The voter must personally vote the ballot (unless assistance is required due to blindness, disability or inability to read or write). The voter must sign, date and return the Voter’s Certificate envelope. If the voter can not sign his or her name, he or she must place their “mark” or an “X” in the signature box. A power of attorney signature is not valid on an mail-ballot.
Voting In Person After Requesting a Ballot
If you have obtained a Mail-ballot but wish to vote in your precinct on election day, you must take the voted or un-voted Vote-By-Mail ballot with you to the polls so that it can be cancelled. However, if you are unable to return the ballot, you may be asked to vote a provisional ballot.
Returning Your Vote-By-Mail
Vote-By-Mail-ballots to be counted, the certificate must be filled out completely with your signature, (email address and your phone number in case we need to contact you) and it must be received at the Supervisor of Elections Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT CAN NOT BE RETURNED TO A POLLING PLACE. Be sure there is sufficient postage if the ballot is mailed.
Request a Vote-by-Mail ballot