Requesting a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
The request can be made by email VBM@broward.org or online (click here), in person, by mail (VBM Request PO Box 029001, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302), by telephone (954-357-7055) or fax (954-321-0310). Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request a vote-by-mail ballot. 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
· The voter's date of birth
· The voter's signature (written request only)
If the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal guardian to request a vote-by-mail ballot for him or herself, that designee must provide the above information in addition to the following:
· The requester's name
· The requester's address
· The requester's driver's license number, if available
· The requester's relationship to voter
· The requester's signature (written request only)
Obtaining a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Vote-by-mail ballots are mailed no later than 45 days prior to each election for overseas voters. For all other vote-by-mail voters who have requested ballots they will be mailed between 40 and 33 days before an election. Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded but may be mailed to any location the voter chooses. Be sure the Elections office has your correct mailing address. A qualified vote-by-mail voter may designate in writing another person to pick up a vote-by-mail ballot for the voter. Pick up ballots are available, by prior request, up to nine (9) days prior to the day of the election.
The designee must provide a written authorization from the voter and complete an affidavit (click here for the affidavit). A designee must present picture identification in order to pick up any absentee ballot.
Voting a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
The voter must personally vote the ballot (unless assistance is required due to blindness, disability or inability to read or write). The voter must sign the return envelope.
Returning a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
If a voter cannot mail or personally return his or her vote-by-mail ballot, someone else may return it.
If you decide to vote by mail using a vote-by-mail ballot, please consider the following:
*Do not allow anyone to assist you in voting unless it is a family member or trusted family friend.
*Do not allow anyone else to fill out your ballot and remember to sign the voter certificate after you seal the envelope.
*Do not give your ballot to a stranger - mail it yourself and make sure it is received by the elections office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day or deliver it yourself.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Election's office no later than 7p.m. on Election Day (8/18/2020). A VOTED BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT A POLLING PLACE.
If you requested a vote-by-mail ballot and later decide to VOTE AT THE POLLS, take your vote-by-mail ballot with you to be cancelled at your polling place.
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Last Date to Register to Vote July 20, 2020: Last Date to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot August 8, 2020; Early Voting Starts August 8, 2020
Broward County Supervisor of Elections 115 S. Andrews Ave., Rm 102, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Phone: (954)357-7055 firstname.lastname@example.org