A member of the uniformed services, Merchant Marine, spouse or dependent of such member, or overseas voter ALREADY REGISTERED TO VOTE IN FLORIDA may request a vote-by-mail ballot.
What if I need to register?
What if I’m NOT a member of the uniformed services, merchant marine, spouse or dependent of such member, or overseas?
Vote-by-mail ballots (including emailed and faxed ballots) begin being sent to members of the uniformed services, Merchant Marine, spouses and dependents of such members, and overseas voters by 45 days prior to any election, after which vote-by-mail ballots are sent within two business days after the request is received by the Supervisor of Elections. The deadline for the Supervisor of Elections to receive a request for a ballot to be sent by mail is 10 days prior to any election at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.
WAYS TO REQUEST A BALLOT
A member of the uniformed services, Merchant Marine, spouse or dependent of such member, or overseas voter may request a vote-by-mail ballot
A. By submitting a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office (see option “A” below.) This option is recommended since submitting a signed, completed FPCA also updates your signature. Updating one’s signature is important since, for a ballot to be counted, the signature returned with the voted ballot must match the signature on the voter’s registration record
B. By contacting the Supervisor of Elections (see option “B” below)
C. By completing a web request.
A. REQUESTING A BALLOT BY SUBMITTING A FEDERAL POST CARD APPLICATION (FPCA)
The FPCA may ONLY be used by members of the uniformed services and Merchant Marine living outside Duval County; uniformed services and Merchant Marine members’ dependents and spouses living outside Duval County; and overseas voters. If you do not meet the requirements to use the FPCA, please proceed to option (B) below or option (C) above.
Print the FPCA. Complete the FPCA with handwritten, pen-to-paper signature. An incomplete FPCA could delay ballot delivery, and so please contact our office with any questions.
A person who is already registered to vote in Florida may return the completed form by email@example.com OR fax (904-301-3867) OR mail to Maggie Johnson, Supervisor of Elections Office, 105 E. Monroe St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.
B. REQUESTING A BALLOT BY CONTACTING THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
IMPORTANT: immediate family (spouse, OR parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, of the voter or of the voter’s spouse) or voter’s legal guardian may request a ballot for a voter, but a ballot requested by such persons may only be sent to a destination already on the voter's record. Any CHANGES being made to the record (for example, mailing address, ballot delivery address, email address for ballot delivery, etc.), may only be made BY THE VOTER.
You may request a ballot by contacting our office and providing items 1-11 below. Contact our office by email (with attachment of signed, written note containing items 1-11 below) to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to 904-301-3867; telephone at 904-255-3431; or mail to Maggie Johnson, Supervisor of Elections Office, 105 E. Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
IMPORTANT NOTE! A request via email must contain an attachment of a signed, written note containing the following items:
1. Voter’s name.
2. Voter’s date of birth.
3. The voter’s Florida Driver License number OR the voter’s Florida Identification Card number OR the last four digits of the voter’s Social Security number, whichever may be verified in the Supervisor’s records. If you cannot remember which one our office has on file, please provide all.
4. Voter’s Duval County legal voting residence address. (If a voter is temporarily living outside Duval County; is not maintaining a residence address within Duval County; and intends to remain a resident of Duval County, then that person may use the address of the Supervisor of Elections Office—105 East Monroe Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202—as his or her legal voting residence address.) IMPORTANT!! If a voter uses 105 East Monroe Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, as a voting residence address, then the voter MUST provide a mailing address outside Duval County (see item 5).
5. The mailing address to be used for items such as voter information cards, sample ballots, and other notices.
6. For how far into the future the voter would like vote-by-mail ballots scheduled (maximum is through the next regularly scheduled general election) OR the requester may list specific elections for which ballots are desired.
7. Preferred delivery method for vote-by-mail ballots: mail, fax, or email.
ONLY an overseas voter OR a member of the uniformed services, merchant marine, or spouse or dependent of a member of the uniformed services or merchant marine LIVING OUTSIDE DUVAL COUNTY is eligible for faxed and emailed ballots.
NOTE: To use the emailed ballot, the voter will need a printer, printer paper, two envelopes, and postage. Further instructions are provided with emailed and faxed ballots.
8. Where to send any vote-by-mail ballots: address, fax number, or email address.
9. If applicable, if not already provided above, the voter’s overseas address (or a statement that the voter is overseas. For example, “Voter is living overseas.”)
10. Signature of person making the request (required for written requests INCLUDING emailed requests).
IF THE REQUESTER IS SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE VOTER, PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE
11a. Requester’s name
11b. Requester’s driver license number OR the requester’s identification card number OR the last four digits of the requester’s Social Security number, if available.
11c. Requester’s address.
11d. Relationship of requester to voter (spouse, OR parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, of the voter or of the voter’s spouse OR voter’s legal guardian).
PLEASE NOTE! Voted vote-by-mail ballots can be rejected if the signature returned with the voted ballot does not match the signature on the voter’s registration record. How do I update my signature?
Sections 97.1031, 101.045(1), 101.62 and 101.68, Fla. Stat. (2021)
Telephone numbers and email addresses on voter registration records are made available to candidates and political parties as per the Florida Statutes.
Please note that under Florida's very broad public records law, e-mail communications to and from city officials are subject to public disclosure.