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 Vote by Mail (Absentee)

 
           Vote-by-Mail (Absentee) ballots
are NOT FORWARDABLE MAIL!!
           
 
Vote by Mail, otherwise known as Absentee Voting, 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 Okeechobee County.

A mail ballot may be requested for either a specific election or for all elections through two (2) General Elections.       
 Vote by Mail (Absentee) Ballots may be requested:
     In person
                                           
     By telephone       
     By mail
     By fax

   By email / Online 
 Select an image to submit your request
for a Vote by Mail (Absentee) Ballot:
 
               
                                                                                            

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2017
No Elections

2018
Primary
August 28, 2018

General
     November 6, 2018     

Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request a vote by mail (absentee) ballot for the voter. Immediate family means the voter's spouse or parent, child, grandparent or sibling of the voter or the voter's spouse.
 
 A request for a vote by mail (absentee) ballot from the voter must include the following information:
    •  Name
 •  Okeechobee County residence address 
 •  Date of birth
 •  Signature; if the request is in writing

A request for a vote by mail (absentee) 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 requestor's name
    • The requestor's relationship to the voter
    • The requestor's drivers license number, if available
    • The requestor's signature; if the request is in writing



IMPORTANT things to REMEMBER about Vote by Mail (Absentee)

Update Address
Residence/Mailing
Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballots are NOT FORWARDABLE!!!
Update your address to prevent any delivery delays.
RETURN MAIL will VOID your Vote by Mail (Absentee) 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. Use the Vote by Mail
(Absentee) Ballot Request FORM
 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 6th day prior to an election. 
Pickup by other than voter Up to 5 days prior to an election a voter must provide a
written authorization 
FORM for a designee to pick up a
Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballot.

Signature Required
After marking your ballot and placing it in the envelope
provided, 
PLEASE SIGN the Voter's Certificate on the back.
Forgot to Sign If you submit a voted Vote by Mail/Absentee ballot with 
an unsigned Voter's Certificate, an AFFIDAVIT must be 
submitted no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the
election.
Check the status of your Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballot.
Signature Differs If you submit a voted Vote by Mail/Absentee ballot the
signature on the Voter's Certificate must match the
signature 
on your voter registration record. If not an
AFFIDAVIT must be submitted no later than 5 p.m.
on the day before the election.
Check the status of your Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballot.

Voting Absentee
on Election Day
An absentee ballot may not be delivered to an elector or an elector's immediate family member on Election Day unless the voter affirms in an "Election Day Absentee 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/Absentee 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.





  Common mistakes  
that cause
Vote by Mail 

(Absentee) Ballots
to be REJECTED 

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Status of your
Vote by Mail 

  (Absentee) Ballot  


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