Vote by Mail

Civilian Vote by Mail Ballots are non-forwardable by the United States Postal Service per F.S. 101.62(1). 

Civilian ballots shall be mailed 35 - 28 days prior to election day.  Military and Overseas ballots shall be mailed no later than 45 days prior to election day.  

***** First Class Mail Service Delivery Change *****

Please be aware that the US Postal Service has recently changed its First Class Mail service standards. Due to this change the Postal Service expects that the average delivery time for First Class Mail will increase from 3 to 5 days. If you are local, do not count on next day delivery. If you are out-of-state, you should expect your delivery time could be significantly longer than average. Regardless of where you’re mailing from, it is more important than ever that you mail well before the deadline in order to ensure timely delivery to our office. The deadline for returning a mail ballot to the supervisor of elections office is 7:00 PM on election day.

Mail ballot voting is a service offered by the Supervisor of Elections for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their homes or those who may be away from Citrus County. The deadline for requesting a ballot to be mailed is 5 PM on the sixth day prior to each election. To Access Our Online Vote by Mail Request Form click here. 

* VERY IMPORTANT * {Effective 1/1/2014}
If you request that a vote by mail ballot be sent to an address that is NOT in your Voter Record, that request must be made in writing and contain all the required information as indicated below and must be signed by the voter. Vote by Mail Ballot Request Form with signature (use this form if your ballot needs to be mailed to an address NOT in your voter record) Please Note: This does not apply to military, military dependents, merchant marine, or overseas voters.


HOW DO I REQUEST A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

(Military or Overseas Civilians see below)

Now Available! Click here and request an Vote by Mail on-line     

OR

  • Call, write, fax, or email the Elections Office to receive a vote by mail.  (phone 352-341-6740, mail 120 N Apopka Ave. Inverness, Florida, 34450, email vote@votecitrus.com fax 352-341-6749).
  • One request can cover all elections within two election cycles.
  • Immediate family can order a vote by mail allot. 

    Information required by law:
  1. Requester's name, address, relationship to the elector and signature, if on a written request.

HOW WILL I OBTAIN MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

  • Your ballot will be mailed from the Supervisor of Elections office.  
  • The deadline to submit an absentee request to the Supervisor of Elections is no later than 5:00pm on the 6th day prior to the election. F.S. 101.62

    COMPLETING THE RETURN CERTIFICATE ENVELOPE

    • The voter's signature is required.

    HOW DO I RETURN MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

    • By mail or have someone drop the ballot off at the main office of the Supervisor of Elections office before 7:00pm election day.  120 N Apopka Ave Inverness, Fl 34450.    

    A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE POLLING PLACE

    • If you have obtained a vote by mail ballot but choose to vote in your precinct on election day, you MUST take the ballot with you to the polls, whether or not it has been marked.

    HOW DO MILITARY OR OVERSEAS CIVILIANS VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

    • Military personnel may apply for voter registration or request vote by mail ballots with a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) which may be obtained from the Unit Voting Officer or online at http://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms . If the FPCA is not available, phone, email, write, or fax a request to the Supervisor Of Elections Office.  (elections information phone 352-341-6740, email vote@votecitrus.com write - 120 N Apopka Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 or fax 352-341-6749. 

    • NOTE: Spouses and dependents are considered to be of the same category as military members and generally should follow the same rules. 

    • U.S. Embassies and Consulates can assist in completing, witnessing, notarizing and mailing FPCA forms, vote by mail ballots and other election materials. Additional Military election information is available from:

    The Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program
    FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
    Pentagon, Room 1B457
    Washington, D.C.  20301-1155

    Web:   www.fvap.gov 
    email: mailto:vote@fvap.gov 
    Toll free: 800-438-8683

    Federal Voting Assistance Program - http://www.fvap.gov/