What Is Electronic Transmission of a Vote by Mail Ballot?
If you are a registered overseas voter, you may have a vote by mail ballot faxed or emailed to you in lieu of receiving it by regular mail. If you are requesting a ballot be faxed or emailed to you, the request must contain:
- Voter's Name
- Date of Birth
- Registration address
- Overseas mailing address (If the ballot is mailed to an address other than the one on file, the signature is not needed for absent uniformed service voter or an overseas voter seeking a vote-by-mail ballot.)
- Additional identification required when requesting a vote by mail ballot or changing your address. One of the three acceptable forms of ID are a Florida Driver’s License number, Florida Identification Card number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- The voter’s signature (if the request is written)
A request for a faxed or emailed ballot is good for one election cycle (includes all election in the cycle). The ballot can only be faxed or mailed back. Voted ballots returned by email will not be counted.
Instructions for voting and returning the ballot will be included with the ballot. The vote by mail ballot must be returned by fax or mail so that it is received no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.
If you fax your voted ballot, you will be voluntarily waiving your right to a secret ballot.