Ask yourself these five simple questions:
- Are you registered to vote?
- Has your name changed?
- Would you like to change your party?
- Do you need to update your signature?
- Has your address changed?
I encourage voters not to wait until election day to check your voter registration status, you may click on the "Voter Look-Up" tab above to review/update your voter registration information, request a Vote-By-Mail ballot (if needed), find out your assigned precinct and address, along with lots of other information. You may also call or stop by the elections office to check on any of the above, by being election ready this will ensure a smooth process during this election cycle.
Starlet Cannon, Supervisor of Elections and staff have been busy preparing approximately 1,300 Vote-By-Mail Ballot requests which will be mailed out on July 28, 2016. Therefore, voters who requested should be receiving their ballots over the next couple of days. We have verified with the local post office that it will require a .47 stamp to return your ballot through the mail.
How to Complete the Voter's Certificate
(Found on the BACK of the Vote-By-Mail Envelope)
1.) PLACE voted Vote-By-Mail ballot into the secrecy
2.) INSERT secrecy sleeve with Vote-By-Mail ballot
3.) SEAL Vote-By-Mail ballot envelope
4.) SIGN "Voter's Signature" on the line provided
5.) DATE Vote-By-Mail envelope
6.) RETURN to the Supervisor of Elections Office no
later than 7 p.m. on Election Day
Per F.S. 101.62
Requires that the request for a Vote-By-Mail ballot (absentee) sent to an address other than what is already on file with the Supervisor of Elections office, be made in writing, and signed by the elector. The only exception is an absent uniformed service voter or an overseas voter seeking an absentee ballot.
Note: Ballots CANNOT be forwarded (excluding Overseas and Military Addresses). Please ensure the Supervisor of Elections office has your most current address on file! Please remember to sign and date your voter certificate.
For the 2016 Primary Election, we are anticipating a large voter turnout. In the recent past elections, we have seen an increase in voters choosing to Vote-by-Mail (absentee vote). With those two things in mind, and If your signature has not been updated in the past (6) years or more, as your Supervisor of Elections, I would like to remind you that now is the time for you to update your signature on file with our office.
If you choose to Vote-by-Mail (absentee vote), your signature is compared with the signature we have on file for you. Signatures are compared with each and every Vote-by-Mail (absentee) ballot that is cast and every initiative/candidate petition that is signed. Over the years your signature may have changed due to different reasons.
In an effort to ensure that your signature is up-to-date, or to make any additional changes to your voter registration record you may contact our office at (352) 498-1216 so that we can verify the information we have for you on file is correct and current. You may also reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will find our website user-friendly, with answers to your questions. The site has many links with various information that we hope you will find helpful. As always, if you can't find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact our office and we'll be happy to assist you.
Thank you for visiting our website and remember,
the door to your elections office is always open.
Dixie County Supervisor of Elections