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Vote by Mail (Absentee)

Vote by Mail, otherwise known as Absentee Voting, is a service provided for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their home 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 USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:

1-In Person*      2-By Mail* 3-Fax* 4-Telephone 5-Email / Online
 Supervisor of Elections Office 
304 NW 2nd St. Rm #144
Okeechobee, FL 34972

(Historic Courthouse)
Send to:
  863-763-0152  
Call:
  863-763-4014  

 Select image to begin request: 

Online request for Vote-by-Mail (absentee) ballot

 *Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request Form    

Go to instructions for how to vote a Vote-by-Mail (absentee) ballot

 2020 Election Dates


  Presidential Preference Primary  
March 17, 2020

Primary
August 18, 2020

General
November 3, 2020



PLEASE NOTE: 

VOTE-BY-MAIL (ABSENTEE) BALLOTS
ARE NOT FORWARDABLE MAIL!!


  Please provide an address that allows us to mail the ballot directly to you. 
 

Who can request a Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballot and what information is required:

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 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 following information:

  • Voter's name
  • Voter's Okeechobee County residence address
  • Voter's date of birth
  • Requester's name
  • Requester's relationship to the voter
  • Requester's drivers license number, if available
  • Requester'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 Ballot Request Form
    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 
    written authorization 
    for a designee to pick up their 
    Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballot.
    Use: Affidavit To Pick-Up Vote-by-Mail Ballot For A Voter

                ENGLISH       SPANISH
    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 2nd day after the
    election.
    Use: Vote-By-Mail Cure Affidavit - Instructions & Form
                ENGLISH       SPANISH

    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
    2nd day after the election.
    Use: Vote-By-Mail Cure Affidavit - Instructions & Form
                ENGLISH       SPANISH

    Check the status of your Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballot.
    Vote-by-Mail
    Voting 
    on Election Day
    A Vote-by-Mail (Absentee) ballot may not be delivered to an elector or an elector's designee on Election Day unless the voter submits an affidavit affirming 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.
    Use: Election Day Vote-By-Mail Ballot Delivery Affidavit
                ENGLISH       SPANISH
        

    Returning Vote-by-Mail ballots: 


             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.


     

    View Common mistakes that cause Vote-by-Mail (Absentee) ballots to be rejected I Voted by Mail Button Check the Status of your Vote-by-Mail (absentee) ballot

    under florida law, email addresses are considered public record. if you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send email to this entity. instead contact this office by phone or in writing. (f.s.668.6067)