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What is a Vote-By-Mail ballot?
A Vote-By-Mail ballot is a ballot for an election that is voted early by the voter. The Vote-By-Mail ballot is mailed to the voter and must be delivered to the Supervisor of Elections office by 7pm on Election Night.
If you do not believe that your ballot will be returned on time via USPS you may bring your ballot to turn in at the Forest Oaks Supervisor of Elections Office (7443 Forest Oaks Blvd. Spring Hill, 34606) or the Brooksville Office (20 N. Main St. Rm. 165. Brooksville, 34601).
Who can vote a ballot by mail?
Any registered voter in Hernando County may request a Vote-By-Mail ballot from the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections.
How do I request a Vote-By-Mail ballot?
You must contact the Supervisor of Elections office to request a Vote-By-Mail ballot. You may contact the Elections office:
Request a Ballot Online: By selecting the Request a Vote-By-Mail link at the top of this page.
Mail: 20 N. Main St., Rm. 165, Brooksville, Fl 34601
Only the voter or an immediate family member of the voter may request a Vote-By-Mail ballot.
Immediate family members include: Spouse, Parent, Grandparent, Child, Sibling, Legal guardian
To request a Vote-By-Mail ballot, the voter must provide the following information:
Voter's Hernando County residential address
Voter's date of birth Voter's signature (written requests only)
The address that the ballot will be mailed to if different from the residential address (Note: The post office will not forward Vote-By-Mail ballots)
If an immediate family member is making the request for the voter, the following information must be provided in addition to the above:
- Name of the family member making the request
Address of the family member making the request
Relationship of the family member making the request
Drivers license number of the family member making the request (if available)
Signature of the family member making the request (written requests only)
Can someone pick up my Vote-By-Mail ballot for me?
You may also designate IN WRITING someone to pick up a Vote-By-Mail ballot for you at the Supervisor of Elections office.
The designee will be required to:
Complete the form: Affidavit to Pick up a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for Voter
A designee may only pick up two ballots per election unless he/she is an immediate family member of the voter.
Ballots obtained by designee MAY ONLY be obtained on Election Day or up to five days prior to the Election.
When will I receive my Vote-By-Mail ballot?
Mailing of Vote-By-Mail ballots begins approximately 30 days prior to each election to those voters who have requested a Vote-By-Mail ballot.
How do I vote my Vote-By-Mail ballot?
- The voter must personally vote his/her ballot, unless assistance is required due to blindness, disability or inability to read or write
Completely blacken the oval(s) corresponding to the candidate(s) and/or referendum(s) of your choice
Place your completed ballot in the secrecy sleeve
Place both ballot and secrecy sleeve in the return envelope that came with your ballot
Complete the voter's certificate on the return envelope
Return your Vote-By-Mail ballot by mail or in person to the Supervisor of Elections office
Note: Your Vote-By-Mail ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Does my signature have to be witnessed?
As of July 1, 2004 the signature witness for Vote-By-Mail ballots is NO LONGER required. How do I return my Vote-By-Mail ballot? Vote-By-Mail ballots may be returned to the Supervisor of Elections office in person or by mail. However you choose to return your ballot, it must be received in the Brooksville Elections office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. FS 101.6103
Note: A voted Vote-By-Mail ballot cannot be accepted at a polling place for return to the Elections office. There are no exceptions to this law. F.S. 101.69