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Federal Election Deadlines

CD 19 Special General June 24, 2014 State Primary August 26, 2014 General Election November 4, 2014
Registration May 27, 2014 July 28, 2014 October 6, 2014
Ballot Request By mail June 18, 2014 By fax/email June 24, 2014 August 20, 2014 October 29, 2014
Ballot Return Absent Stateside Uniformed Services Voters June 24, 2014 Overseas Voters - Uniformed Services members and U.S. citizens overseas July 4, 2014 Postmarked by June 24, 2014 Received by 7 PM, August 26, 2014 Overseas Voters - Uniformed Services members and U.S. citizens overseas Postmarked by November 4, 2014 Received by November 14, 2014 Absent Stateside Uniformed Services Voters Received by 7 PM, November 4, 2014

These are not mailing deadlines. Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form can be used to register and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections).

What is my voting residence?

The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home.

Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections?

Yes, if you want to vote in a party's primary. If you do not claim a political party, you will be able to vote in the primary election only on ballot issues, nonpartisan races or races in which the winner faces no opposition in the general election.

How can I submit my FPCA?

By mail, email or fax if you are already registered. If you are not already registered, you must submit your FPCA by mail.

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for all elections for which you are eligible to vote that are held from the date you initially request an absentee ballot through the end of the calendar year of the second ensuing regularly scheduled general election. You should also submit a new FPCA every time your address changes.

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

Submit an FPCA, or request an absentee ballot by phone, mail, email, fax or via an online system if provided by your local election office.

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

By mail or fax if you are an overseas voter (U.S. citizen or Uniformed Service member). If you are an absent Stateside Uniformed Service voter, then your voted ballot or FWAB must be returned by mail.

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

To use the FWAB you must have previously registered to vote and have requested your absentee ballot. In addition to voting for any Federal office, you may use the FWAB to vote for any State and local office where there are two or more candidates.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

No.

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

No.

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

Refer to your local election official website at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/SOE/supervisor_elections.asp. For a list of Federal and statewide candidates and issues, refer to the Division of Elections' website at http://election.myflorida.com.

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) can be used to simultaneously register to vote and request absentee ballots. The request for an absentee ballot is good for all elections through the end of the calendar year of the second ensuing scheduled general election.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that describes you.

Block 2

To vote in party primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. All qualified voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in primary elections for candidates for nonpartisan offices, for judicial retention, for issues included on the ballot, and for offices whose candidates all have the same party affiliation and whose winner will not face opposition in the general election. Political party affiliation is not required if you are only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle), Suffix

Block 4

Date of birth.

Race/ethnicity is requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black, not of Hispanic Origin; Hispanic; Multi- racial; White, not of Hispanic Origin; Other.

Your valid Florida Driver's License or Florida Identification Card Number. If you do not have Florida Driver's License or State ID, provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have not been issued any of these identification numbers, you must write "none" or your application for new registration will be considered incomplete.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

Florida allows you to receive the ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you.

Block 7

Complete street address of your Florida voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now.

Block 9

Requested but not required. Provide complete information on where you last registered and voted. If offered in your county, you may request the sample ballot to be emailed in lieu of mailed to you. Provide your email address in Block 5.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No notary or witness is required. If you are registering to vote, read the following oath before signing, "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Florida, that I am qualified to register as an elector under the Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, and that all information provided in this application is true."

How and where to submit your FPCA

Florida allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax if you are already registered. If you are not already registered, you must submit your FPCA by mail.

If you mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you email your FPCA, send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at http://election.myflorida.com.

If you fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at http://election.myflorida.com. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax or email your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at FVAP.gov, and email to ets@fvap.gov or fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800- 368 -8683. International tollfree numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election official. Contact information can be found at http://election.myflorida.com. When you are registered you will receive a voter information card. If you provide your email address with your absentee ballot request, your local election official will also contact you regarding the status of your absentee ballot request. You may also track the status of your absentee ballot request at http://registration.elections.myflorida.com/.

Other ballot request methods

You may also request an absentee ballot by providing your name, date of birth and address to the local election official by phone, mail, email, fax or via an online system. Contact information can be found at http://election.myflorida.com or at the end of this section.

Late registration

If an individual or accompanying family member is discharged from the Uniformed Services, has returned from a military deployment or activation, or is separated from employment outside the U.S. after the registration deadline, he or she may still register with the Supervisor of Elections until 5 pm on the Friday before Election Day.

Voting your ballot

For absent stateside Uniformed Service members and their families, voted ballots for primary and general elections must be submitted by mail and received by the local election office no later than 7 pm on Election Day.

For all overseas voters, including Uniformed Service members and their families stationed overseas, voted ballots for elections must be received by the local election office no later than 7 pm on Election Day for primary elections. Voted ballots for Presidential Preference Primaries and general elections only, may be received no later than 10 days after the election as long as the ballots are postmarked or dated and signed by Election Day.

Absent stateside Uniformed Service members and their families must return the voted ballot by mail. All overseas voters, including Uniformed Services members and their families, may return the voted ballot by mail or fax. Use the same fax and mail instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA."

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. No witness or notary is required on voted ballots.

If you forget to sign your absentee ballot, you have until 5 pm on the day before an election to submit an affidavit to cure the unsigned absentee ballot. The affidavit must also include a copy of one of the following:

  • Identification that includes your name and photograph: United States passport; debit or credit card; military identification; student identification; retirement center identification; neighborhood association identification or public assistance identification; or

  • Identification that shows your name and current residence address; current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document (excluding your voter information card).

Instructions and affidavit form can be found at your respective local election official's website and on the Department of State's http://election.myflorida.com/voting/absentee.html.

Tracking your ballot

You may track the status of your ballot through the Division of Elections' Voter http://registration.elections.myflorida.com or through your local election official's website.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Florida allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in elections for any Federal office and any State and local office with two or more candidates. If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Florida does not allow you to use this form for registration. Do not check the registration block.

Block 2

Select the category that describes you.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle), Suffix

Block 4

Date of birth.

Race/ethnicity is requested but not required. Enter the choice that best describes you from the following list: American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black, not of Hispanic Origin; Hispanic; Multi- racial; White, not of Hispanic Origin; Other.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

Not required.

Block 7

Complete street address of your Florida voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the town or city where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

Vote your FWAB

Vote for any Federal office and any State and local office involving two or more candidates. To find out the candidates for races in which you can vote, go to http://election.myflorida.com. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for the regular State absentee ballots. If you receive the regular ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the regular ballot. If both the regular ballot and the FWAB are received by the local election official by the deadline, only the regular ballot will be counted.

The instructions for submitting your FWAB are the same as for official absentee ballots. Use the instructions under "Voting your ballot." Be sure to include the ballot, voter affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver.

Local election offices for county

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

County Mailing Address
Alachua Alachua Supervisor of Elections
111 South East 1st Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601-6819
Phone: 352-374-5252 Fax: 352-374-5264
Baker Baker Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 505
Macclenny, FL 32063
Phone: 904-259-6339 Fax: 904-259-2799
Bay Bay County Supervisor of Elections
830 W. 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-784-6100 Fax: 850-784-6141
Bradford Bradford Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 58
Starke, FL 32091
Phone: 904-966-6266 Fax: 904-966-6165
Brevard Brevard Supervisor of Elections
PO BOX 410819
Melbourne, FL 32941
Phone: 321-633-2124 Fax: 321-637-5460
Broward Broward Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 029001
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302
Phone: 954-712-1950 Fax: 954-357-7070
Calhoun Calhoun Supervisor of Elections
20859 Central Avenue E, Room 117
Blountstown, FL 32424
Phone: 850-674-8568 Fax: 850-674-2449
Charlotte Charlotte Supervisor of Elections
226 Taylor Street, Unit 120
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: 941-833-5400 Fax: 941-833-5422
Citrus Citrus Supervisor of Elections
120 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450-4238
Phone: 352-341-6740 Fax: 352-341-6749
Clay Clay Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 337
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043-0037
Phone: 904-269-6350 Fax: 904-284-0935
Collier Collier Supervisor of Elections
3295 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112-5758
Phone: 239-252-8450 Fax: 239-774-9468
Columbia Columbia Supervisor of Elections
971 W. Duval Street, Suite 102
Lake City, FL 32055-3737
Phone: 386-758-1026 Fax: 386-755-7233
DeSoto DeSoto Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 89
Arcadia, FL 34265
Phone: 863-993-4871 Fax: 863-993-4875
Dixie Dixie Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 2057
Cross City, FL 32628
Phone: 352-498-1216 Fax: 352-498-1218
Duval Duval Supervisor of Elections
105 East Monroe Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-630-1414 Fax: 904-630-2920
Escambia Escambia Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 12601
Pensacola, FL 32591
Phone: 850-595-3900 Fax: 850-595-3914
Flagler Flagler Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 901
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone: 386-313-4170 Fax: 386-313-4171
Franklin Franklin Supervisor of Elections
47 Avenue F
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone: 850-653-9520 Fax: 850-653-9092
Gadsden Gadsden Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 186
Quincy, FL 32353
Phone: 850-627-9910 Fax: 850-627-6144
Gilchrist Gilchrist Supervisor of Elections
112 S. Main Street, Room 128
Trenton, FL 32693
Phone: 352-463-3194 Fax: 352-463-3196
Glades Glades Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 668
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone: 863-946-6005 Fax: 863-946-0313
Gulf Gulf Supervisor of Elections
401 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: 850-229-6117 Fax: 850-229-8975
Hamilton Hamilton Supervisor of Elections
1153 US Highway 41 NW, Ste. 1
Jasper, FL 32052
Phone: 386-792-1426 Fax: 386-792-3205
Hardee Hardee Supervisor of Elections
311 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-773-6061 Fax: 863-773-6813
Hendry Hendry Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 174
LaBelle, FL 33975
Phone: 863-675-5230 Fax: 863-675-7803
Hernando Hernando Supervisor of Elections
20 N. Main Street, Room 165
Brooksville, FL 34601-2864
Phone: 352-754-4125 Fax: 352-754-4425
Highlands Highlands Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 3448
Sebring, FL 33871
Phone: 863-402-6655 Fax: 863-402-6657
Hillsborough Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections
2514 N. Falkenburg Rd
Tampa, FL 33602-4932
Phone: 813-272-5850 Fax: 813-612-4199
Holmes Holmes Supervisor of Elections
201 N. Oklahoma Street
Bonifay, FL 32425
Phone: 850-547-1107 Fax: 850-547-4168
Indian River Indian River Supervisor of Elections
4375 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967-1024
Phone: 772-226-3440 Fax: 772-770-5367
Jackson Jackson Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 6046
Marianna, FL 32447
Phone: 850-482-9652 Fax: 850-482-9102
Jefferson Jefferson Supervisor of Elections
380 West Dogwood Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: 850-997-3348 Fax: 850-997-6958
Lafayette Lafayette Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 76
Mayo, FL 32066
Phone: 386-294-1261 Fax: 386-294-2164
Lake Lake Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 457
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: 352-343-9734 Fax: 352-343-3605
Lee Lee Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 2545
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Phone: 239-533-8683 Fax: 239-533-6310
Leon Leon Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 7357
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Phone: 850-606-8683 Fax: 850-606-8601
Levy Levy Supervisor of Elections
421 S. Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621
Phone: 352-486-5163 Fax: 352-486-5146
Liberty Liberty Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 597
Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: 850-643-5226 Fax: 850-643-5648
Madison Madison Supervisor of Elections
229 SW Pinckney Street
Madison, FL 32340
Phone: 850-973-6507 Fax: 850-973-3780
Manatee Manatee Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206
Phone: 941-741-3823 Fax: 941-741-3820
Marion Marion Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 289
Ocala, FL 34478
Phone: 352-620-3290 Fax: 352-620-3286
Martin Martin Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 1257
Stuart, FL 34995
Phone: 772-288-5637 Fax: 772-288-5765
Miami-Dade Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 521550
Miami, FL 33152
Phone: 305-499-8444 Fax: 305-468-2521
Monroe Monroe Supervisor of Elections
530 Whitehead Street, #101
Key West, FL 33040-6577
Phone: 305-292-3416 Fax: 305-292-3406
Nassau Nassau Supervisor of Elections
96135 Nassau Place, Suite # 3
Yulee, FL 32097
Phone: 904-491-7500 Fax: 904-432-1417
Okaloosa Okaloosa Supervisor of Elections
302 Wilson Street North, Suite 102
Crestview, FL 32536
Phone: 850-689-5600 Fax: 850-689-5644
Okeechobee Okeechobee Supervisor of Elections
304 Northwest 2nd Street, Room 144
Okeechobee, FL 34972-4146
Phone: 863-763-4014 Fax: 863-763-0152
Orange Orange Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 562001
Orlando, FL 32856
Phone: 407-836-2070 Fax: 407-254-6596
Osceola Osceola Supervisor of Elections
2509 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Phone: 407-742-6000 Fax: 407-742-6001
Palm Beach Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 22309
West Palm Beach, FL 33416
Phone: 561-656-6200 Fax: 561-656-6287
Pasco Pasco Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 300
Dade City, FL 33526
Phone: 352-521-4302 Fax: 352-521-4319
Pinellas Pinellas Supervisor of Elections
13001 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773
Phone: 727-464-6108 Fax: 727-464-6239
Polk Polk Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 1460
Bartow, FL 33831
Phone: 863-534-5888 Fax: 863-534-5899
Putnam Putnam Supervisor of Elections
2509 Crill Avenue, SuiteE 900
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: 386-329-0224 Fax: 386-329-0455
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Supervisor of Elections
6495 Caroline Street, Suite F
Milton, FL 32570
Phone: 850-983-1900 Fax: 850-626-7688
Sarasota Sarasota Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 4194
Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone: 941-861-8600 Fax: 941-861-8609
Seminole Seminole Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 1479
Sanford, FL 32772
Phone: 407-585-8683 Fax: 407-708-7705
St. Johns St. Johns Supervisor of Elections
4455 Avenue A, Suite 101
St. Augustine, FL 32095-5200
Phone: 904-823-2238 Fax: 904-823-2249
St. Lucie St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections
4132 Okeechobee Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34947
Phone: 772-462-1500 Fax: 772-462-1439
Sumter Sumter Supervisor of Elections
900 N. Main St.
Bushnell, FL 33513
Phone: 352-569-1540 Fax: 352-569-1541
Suwannee Suwannee Supervisor of Elections
220 Pine Avenue, SW
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone: 386-362-2616 Fax: 386-364-5185
Taylor Taylor Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 1060
Perry, FL 32348
Phone: 850-838-3515 Fax: 850-838-3516
Union Union Supervisor of Elections
175 West Main Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054
Phone: 386-496-2236 Fax: 386-496-1535
Volusia Volusia Supervisor of Elections
125 W. New York Avenue
Deland, FL 32720-5415
Phone: 386-736-5930 Fax: 386-822-5715
Wakulla Wakulla Supervisor of Elections
PO Box 305
Crawfordville, FL 32326
Phone: 850-926-7575 Fax: 850-926-8104
Walton Walton Supervisor of Elections
571 US Highway 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
Phone: 850-892-8112 Fax: 850-892-8113
Washington Washington Supervisor of Elections
1331 S. Boulevard, Suite 900
Chipley, FL 32428
Phone: 850-638-6230 Fax: 850-638-6238