A registered voter may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot online, by telephone, mail, email, fax, or in person, to be mailed to or picked up by the voter. Requests may be made up until ten (10) days prior to election day. Vote-by-Mail ballots must be returned to the elections office by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.
Civilian voters wishing to have their ballot sent to an address not in their registration record must request in writing. Click here for the form (English/Spanish). Forms may be returned by mail, email, fax or dropped off at the office.
Ballots may be delivered to either of our offices (addresses below) OR a secure ballot intake station at any of our Early Voting sites during Early Voting hours ONLY.
302 N Wilson St. Ste 102
Crestview, FL 32536
1250 Eglin Parkway, Ste 103
Shalimar, FL 32579
Find Early Voting site addresses here. Vote-by-Mail ballots cannot be accepted at a polling place on Election Day or our non-office Early Vote sites after Early Voting ends.
Please note - MAIL your ballot in time to be received by the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 7pm on Election Day. Be aware, as of July 2020, USPS strongly encourages returning your ballot by mail no later than a week prior to the election. It is recommended to allow 15 days round trip for a ballot to be requested, mailed, and returned by the deadline of 7 pm on Election Day.
Ballots for Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and their dependents are sent at least 45 days before the election. All other ballots are mailed between the 40th and 33rd days before the election. This is just for requests on file by these deadlines. All voters have until 10 days before the election to request their mail ballot.
Please do not rely on having your ballot forwarded from your home address. Vote-by-mail ballots are non-forwardable and will be returned as undeliverable. (F.S. 101.62(4)(c)1).
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IMPORTANT - TO ENSURE YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT WILL BE COUNTED, PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH YOUR BALLOT.
Click here to view the instructions which will be supplied with your Vote-by-Mail ballot.
PLEASE NOTE: POSTAGE TO RETURN YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL IS ONE FIRST-CLASS STAMP. ENVELOPES PRINTED IN BLUE FOR MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ARE POSTAGE-PAID.
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Vote by Mail Information
You may designate in writing a member of your immediate family to pick up a ballot for you, no earlier than nine days before an election by providing required information. The designee for pick-up must provide identification. You can also have someone else return your ballot. Candidates may not pick up or return ballots for anyone except members of his/her immediate family.
Vote-by-Mail ballots must be returned to either one of our two offices by 7 p.m. Central Time on election day in order to be counted. However, if you are overseas and voting in a presidential primary or general election, your ballot must be dated or postmarked by the date of the election, and we must receive it within 10 days of the election for it to be counted.
A single request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot by any voter (not just overseas voters) is good for all elections for one (1) general election cycles.
You may vote early in one of our five early voting locations during a designated period prior to an election. For more details about early voting please click here.