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REQUESTING YOUR BALLOT

It is important that requests for Vote by Mail ballots by overseas voters be received in a timely manner in order to allow adequate time for the request to be processed and the ballot sent. Military and overseas voters may register to vote and/or request Vote by Mail ballots with a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) which is available from the Unit Voting Officer, or an Online Voter Registration/Vote by Mail Ballot Request may be completed, printed, signed, and then mailed to the address below.

You may also make your request by clicking the VOTE icon above or by mail, fax or e-mail.  The following must be included in the request:

  • the name of the voter requesting the ballot,
  • the voter's county of legal residence in Florida,
  • the voter's date of birth,
  • indicate which method you wish your ballot to be delivered:                                              
    1) If ballot is to be mailed, an APO/FPO or other deliverable overseas address, OR                              
    2) If ballot is to be faxed, a fax number with all international prefixes included where return information will be received, OR                             
    3) If ballot is to be transmitted by e-mail, your e-mail address.  
  • The voter's signature (fax & mail requests only)         

Allow time for delivery depending on the country you are residing in.  Please vote your ballot as soon as it arrives.  IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions included with the ballot and return the ballot as soon as possible.

RETURNING YOUR BALLOT
 
You may return your voted Vote by Mail ballot either by fax or by mail.  Any voted ballots returned by regular e-mail will not be counted.

  • TO FAX:  For fastest delivery, fax your voted ballot, the Voter's Certificate and a completed fax transmittal sheet to the supervisor of elections at 850-643-5648.  You may also choose to use a fax number provided by the Federal Voting Assistance Program of the Department of Defense (Go tohttp://fvap.gov/resources/media/2010vag.pdf page 311). If you fax your ballot and certificate to a number provided by the Federal Voting Assistance Program, make sure there is sufficient time for the Federal Voting Assistance Program to transmit it to the supervisor of elections so that it is received by 7:00 p.m. ET on election day. If you fax your voted ballot, you will be voluntarily waiving your right to a secret ballot.

  • TO MAIL your voted Vote by Mail ballot and Voter's Certificate to the supervisor of elections:
    1) Place your marked ballot in a secrecy envelope.  If the ballot was mailed to you by the supervisor of elections, use the secrecy envelope sent to you.  If your ballot was faxed to you or sent by e-mail, place your marked ballot in an unmarked envelope and seal the envelope.
    2) Insert the secrecy envelope inside a separate mailing envelope.  If the ballot was mailed to you, use the mailing envelope provided and fill out the Voter's Certificate on the back.  If the ballot was faxed to you or sent by e-mail, place the sealed secrecy envelope and the completed Voter's Certificate in another envelope for mailing.  Do not seal the Voter's Certificate in the secrecy envelope with the ballot.  Clearly mark the mailing envelope "Vote by Mail Ballot Enclosed".
    3) You may mail your Vote by Mail ballot the Liberty County Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 597, Bristol, FL  32321-0597 OR to mail your ballot free of postage, use the template provided at http://fvap.gov/resources/media/returnenvelope.pdf to print directly onto the mailing envelope or otherwise affix to the mailing envelope.  If you choose not to use the template, clearly mark the mailing envelope "Vote by Mail Ballot Enclosed" and provide sufficient postage.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  We must receive your voted ballot AND your signed Voter's Certificate in order for your ballot to count.  For all races on the ballot to be counted, the ballot must be received in the Election's office by 7:00 p.m. ET election day.  Federal portions of general election and presidential preference primary ballots voted by persons outside the U.S. are counted if postmarked or signed & dated no later than election day and received within 10 days of the election.


 

 

MS  7/5/2016