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Vote-by-Mail



Vote-by-Mail ballots are NOT FORWARDABLE MAIL!!!

 

Vote-by-Mail is a service provided for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their homes or for those who may be away from Putnam County during the election.

A mail ballot may be requested for either a specific election or for all elections through the end of the calendar year of the "next" regularly scheduled general election.

Vote-by-Mail Ballots may be requested:

  • In person
  • By telephone, call (386)329-0224.
  • By mail, Supervisor of Elections, 2509 Crill Ave., Suite 900 Palatka, FL  32177
  • By fax, dial (386)329-0455
  • By email / Online

 

Request your Vote-by-Mail Ballot using our online request form.

Only the voter, or a designated member of his or her IMMEDIATE family or legal guardian can request a vote-by-mail ballot for the voter.
Immediate family means the voter's spouse or parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling of the voter or the voter's spouse.


A request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot from the voter must include the following information:

  • Voter's name
  • Voter's residential and mailing address
  • Voter's date of birth
  • Voter's FL driver license number, or FL identification card number, or the last four digits of the voter's social security number 
  • Voter's signature; if the request is in writing

A request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot from a designated IMMEDIATE family member or legal guardian must include the voter information as listed above in
addition to the following information:

  • The requester's name 
  • The requester's address
  • The requester's driver license number, identification number, or the last four digits of the requester's social security number
  • The requester's relationship to the voter
  • The requester's signature (written requests only).
  • The designee will need to provide their driver's license, identification card, or other form of picture identification

Contact the Elections office to request an Affidavit to Pick-up Vote-by-Mail Ballot for Voter.

 
IMPORTANT things to REMEMBER about Vote-by-Mail

 
Update Address
Residence/Mailing
Vote-by-Mail ballots are NOT FORWARDABLE!!!
Update your address to prevent any delivery delays.
RETURNED MAIL will VOID your Vote-by-Mail ballot request.
Other Mailing 
Address
A request for a ballot to be mailed to an address that is NOT currently on your Voter Record MUST be made in writing and signed by the voter.
Contact the Elections Office for a Vote-by-Mail Request Form.  When completing this form, be sure to include the alternate address in the "mail ballot to" section.
Last Day to
Request
All requests for ballots to be mailed MUST be received no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day prior to an election. 
Pickup by other 
than voter
Up to 9 days prior to an election a voter must provide a written authorization for a designee to pick up a Vote-by-Mail Ballot. 
Contact the Elections Office to request an Authorization Form.
Signature 
Required
After marking your ballot and placing it in the envelope provided, seal the envelope, complete the Voter's Certificate on the back and PLEASE SIGN and date.
Forgot to Sign If you submit a voted Vote-by-Mail ballot with an unsigned Voter's Certificate, a Vote-by-Mail Cure Affidavit must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the 2nd day after
the election.  You may obtain this affidavit from the Elections Office.

Check the status of your Vote-by-Mail ballot.
Signature Differs If you submit a voted Vote-by-Mail ballot the signature on the Voter's Certificate must match the signature on your voter voter registration record.  
If not, a Signature Cure Affidavit (English / Spanish) must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the 2nd day after the election.

It is also suggested to complete a Voter Registration Application so your Voter Record can be updated with your current signature.
Check the status of your Vote-by-Mail ballot.
Vote-by-Mail Ballots
on Election Day
A Vote-by-Mail ballot may not be delivered to an elector or an elector's immediate family member on Election Day unless the voter affirms
on an Election Day Vote-by-Mail Ballot Delivery Affidavit to an EMERGENCY that keeps the voter from being able to go to his/her
polling place to vote per Section 101.62, F.S.

VERY IMPORTANT:
Voted Vote-by-Mail ballots CANNOT BE TURNED IN AT THE POLLS
ON ELECTION DAY.  
They MUST be returned to the Elections Office no
later than 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

 

 

Charles L. Overturf III, Supervisor of Elections, Putnam County

Address & Qualifying Office: 2509 Crill Ave, Suite 900, Palatka, FL 32177

P: (386) 329 - 0224 | F: (386) 329 - 0455 | H: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Email: electionsoffice@putnam-fl.com