Note: Vote-by-Mail ballots can not be forwarded. The postal service recommends that voters mail ballots one week before the due date (Election Day) to account for any unforseen events or weather issuses and to allow for timely receipt and processing by election officials.
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Information
Who Can Vote By a Vote-by-Mail Ballot?
Any qualified registered Dixie County Voter is entitled to vote a Vote-by-Mail Ballot.
Deadline to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
A request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received in the elections office no later than 5 p.m. on the tenth day before an election.
Requesting a Vote-by-Mail Ballot (F.S.101.62)
A Vote-by-Mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections.(NEW) Vote-by-Mail Ballot requests are good through two(2) regularly scheduled general elections. The request can be made in person, by mail, by telephone, or on this website. 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, the parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of the voter or of the voter's spouse, or legal guardian. A request from the voter must include the following information:
- The name of the voter for whom the ballot is requested.
- The voter's address (residence and mailing).
- The voter's date of birth.
- The voter's Drivers License (if available).
- The voter's signature (written request only).
If the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal guardian to request his/her Vote-by-Mail ballot, that designee must provide the above information in addition to the following:
- The requester's name.
- The requester's address.
- The requester's Drivers License (if available).
- The requester's relationship to the voter.
- The requester's signature (written requests only).
You must read and follow all instructions included with the Vote-by-Mail ballot and on our Vote-by-Mail Ballot Instructions page. We've also provided a list of frequently asked questions and answers and detailed information below.
Effective January 1, 2014: Vote-by-Mail Ballot Request requires a written request signed by the voter if the request is to mail the Vote-by-Mail ballot to an address other than the one on file with the Supervisor of Elections office. Exception: An “absent uniformed service voter” or an overseas voter” is not required to have signed, written request for the ballot to be mailed to different address.
Picking Up a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
A qualified voter may also designate in writing another person to pick up his or her ballot (F.S. 101.62(b)4). Designees may pick up ballots up to nine days prior to the day of the election. Designees may pick up two (2) Vote-by-Mail ballots only per election, other than his or her own, except for ballots picked up for members of his or her immediate family. The designee must provide picture identification approved by the Department of State, the written authorization from the voter, and complete an affidavit.
Voting a Vote-by-Mail Ballot (F.S. 101.661 & 101.64)
The voter must personally vote the ballot (unless assistance is required). The voter must sign the return envelope.
Returning Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot (F.S. 101.67)
Voted Vote-by-Mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections Office in person or by mail and must be received no later than 7 p.m. election day for the ballot to be counted. A VOTED BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT A POLLING PLACE!