Vote by Mail Information Page
Vote by Mail ballots are an option offered for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their home or those who may be away from Citrus County during an election.
- Vote by Mail Requests cover all elections for ONE General Election Cycle.
- To Request a Vote by Mail Ballot:
- Online – Vote by Mail Ballot Request
- Over the Phone – (352) 564-7120
- Written Requests may be sent by email, fax, or USPS.
- Email – [email protected]
- Fax – (352) 564-7121
- U.S. Mail – P.O. Box 1870 Lecanto, FL 34460-1870
- Note: Written Requests must include the name, address, relationship to elector, and either the Florida Drivers License #, Florida Identification Card #, or the last 4 digits of the social security number for both the requestor and the elector. Written requests require the signature of the elector.
- 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, contain all required information, and must be signed by the voter. (Vote by Mail Ballot Request Form). Please Note: This does not apply to military, military dependents, merchant marine, or overseas voters.
- The Deadline for Requesting a Vote by Mail ballot is 5pm on the tenth day prior to each election per F.S 101.62
- Vote by Mail Ballots are non-forwardable by the United States Postal Service per F.S 101.62(1).
- Domestic Vote by Mail ballots shall be mailed 40-33 days prior to Election Day.
- Overseas Vote by Mail ballots shall be mailed no later that 45 days prior to Election Day.
- Vote by Mail ballots may be returned by mail, or in person to one of the Early Vote locations, or the Supervisor of Elections office at 1500 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. Crystal River, FL 34429.
- The voter’s signature IS REQUIIRED on the Return Certificate Envelope.
- Vote by Mail ballots CANNOT be accepted at the polling place on Election Day. If you have received a vote by mail ballot but choose to vote at your precinct on election day, please take the ballot with you to the polls.
- The Deadline to Return a Vote by Mail Ballot to the Supervisor of Elections office is 7:00pm on Election Day.
- First Class Mail Service Delivery: The average delivery time for First Class Mail is 7 days. Please keep this in mind when returning your ballot.
- College Students who are away at school, legal residents of Citrus County and registered to vote, may request a vote by mail ballot.
- Overseas and 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 www.fvap.gov. If the FPCA is not available, phone, email, write, or fax a request to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Spouses and dependents are considered in the same category and generally follow the same rules.
OVERSEAS AND MILITARY VOTERS
The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) ensures eligible overseas citizens can apply to register to vote and receive a Vote by Mail ballot. Members of the United States Uniformed Services and merchant marine; their eligible family member(s); and United States citizens residing outside of the country are covered under UOCAVA.
Balloting materials for uniformed service members and civilians overseas are mailed 45 days prior to an election. To request your absentee ballot, please visit this page: www.fvap.gov
Any registered and qualified voter who is eligible to vote in an election may cast their ballot by mail. The deadline to request a mail ballot is 10 days prior to Election Day.
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 www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms.
NOTE: Spouses and dependents are 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:
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Department of Defense
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 05E22
Alexandria, VA 22350-5000
Email: [email protected]
Toll free: 800-438-8683