Who May Vote By Mail / Absentee?
If you are a registered voter in Jefferson County, you may choose to vote by absentee ballot.
- Voting by absentee ballot is practical if you are permanently disabled, serving in the military, living over-seas or in a temporary situation such as being out of town or not able to be in your precinct during election day hours.
- An absentee ballot may be requested anytime after January 1, during the election year. This is done in person, by mail, or by telephone, (850) 997-3348. The ballot will be mailed out as soon as the ballots are received from the printer.
- You may vote early at the Jefferson County Elections Office starting 13 days before every election. We will be open 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Saturday. There will be no early voting the Monday before Election Day. You will need to bring a signature and photo ID.
- If you're hospitalized, we will deliver a ballot to you on Election Day. Call (850)997-3348 to request this service prior to 4:00 p.m.
- Vote by absentee if your permanent residence changed to another Florida county after registration books closed (29 days before an election).
Make Sure Your Vote By Mail/ Absentee Ballot Is Counted
- If someone helps you fill out your ballot, make sure they mark YOUR CHOICE.
- After voting, put your ballot in the secrecy envelope, then in the affidavit envelope provided. Print and sign your name in the proper locations on the back of the affidavit envelope. Your signature will be compared to the one on file in the Elections Office to verify its validity. If you do not sign your affidavit envelope, your ballot cannot be counted.
- If you receive an absentee ballot, and find you are able to go to the polls on elections day, take your ballot with you. It will be voided by a poll worker, and you will be allowed to vote at the polls.
Cure your unsigned AB ballot.
Military personnel, their spouses, and dependents may apply for voter registration or request absentee ballots with a Federal Post Card Application (which can be obtained from the Unit Voting Officer). US Embassies and Consulates can assist in completing, witnessing, and mailing Federal Post Cards, absentee ballots, and other election materials.