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Vote by Mail FAQ 

**All voters have the option to vote by mail.**

Civilian Vote by Mail Ballots are non-forwardable by the United States Postal Service per F.S. 101.62(1). 

Civilian ballots shall be mailed 40 - 33 days prior to election day.  Military and Overseas ballots shall be mailed no later than 45 days prior to election day.  

 

***** First Class Mail Service Delivery Change *****

Please be aware that the US Postal Service has recently changed its First Class Mail service standards. Due to this change the Postal Service expects that the average delivery time for First Class Mail is 7 days. If you are local, do not count on next day delivery. If you are out-of-state, you should expect your delivery time could be significantly longer than average. Regardless of where you’re mailing from, it is more important than ever that you mail well before the deadline in order to ensure timely delivery to our office. The deadline for returning a mail ballot to the supervisor of elections office is 7:00 PM on election day.

Mail ballot voting is a service offered by the Supervisor of Elections for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their homes or those who may be away from Citrus County. The deadline for requesting a ballot to be mailed is 5 PM on the tenth day prior to each election.
 

* VERY IMPORTANT * {Effective 1/1/2014}
If you request that a vote by mail ballot be sent to an address that is NOT in your Voter Record, that request must be made in writing and contain all the required information as indicated below and must be signed by the voter. Vote by Mail Ballot Request Form with signature (use this form if your ballot needs to be mailed to an address NOT in your voter record) Please Note: This does not apply to military, military dependents, merchant marine, or overseas voters.

The USPS recommends requesting your ballot at least 2 weeks in advance to give your ballot a week to get to you and a week for your voted ballot to be received by the Supervisor of Elections office.

 

HOW DO I REQUEST A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

  • Call, write, fax, or email the Elections Office to receive a vote by mail. (Phone 352-564-7120, Mail - PO Box 1870 Lecanto, FL 34460-1870, Email Contact Us, Fax 352-564-7121).
  • One request can cover all elections for one election cycle.
  • Immediate family can order a vote by mail ballot.

Information required by law:

  • Name, address, relationship to the elector, and the Florida Driver's License Number, Florida Identification Number, or the last four of the social security number for both the requestor and the elector. If on a written request the requestor's signature is required.

HOW WILL I OBTAIN MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

  • Your ballot will be mailed from the Supervisor of Elections office.  
  • The deadline to submit an absentee request to the Supervisor of Elections is no later than 5:00pm on the 10th day prior to the election. F.S. 101.62

COMPLETING THE RETURN CERTIFICATE ENVELOPE

  • The voter's signature is required.

HOW DO I RETURN MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

  • By mail or in person at one of the Early Vote locations or the Meadowcrest Supervisor of Elections office before 7:00pm election day. 1500 N Meadowcrest Blvd Crystal River, FL 34429.    

A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE POLLING PLACE

  • If you have obtained a vote by mail ballot but choose to vote in your precinct on election day, Please take the ballot with you to the polls, whether or not it has been marked.

HOW DO MILITARY OR OVERSEAS CIVILIANS VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

  • 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 or online at http://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms. If the FPCA is not available, phone, email, write, or fax a request to the Supervisor Of Elections Office. (Elections information phone 352-564-7120, Email: Contact Us, Write - PO Box 1870 Lecanto, FL 34460-1870, or Fax 352-564-7121. 
     
  • NOTE: Spouses and dependents are considered to be of the same category 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:

The Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program
FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Pentagon, Room 1B457
Washington, D.C.  20301-1155

Web:   www.fvap.gov 
email: [email protected] 
Toll free: 800-438-8683

Federal Voting Assistance Program - http://www.fvap.gov/