Volusia County Department of Elections
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Return a Vote-By-Mail Ballot
  • Vote-by-mail ballots may be returned by:

    • Mail with the proper amount of postage or returned in person to the Department of Elections.

    • Dropping off at any Early Voting Site in operation prior to Election Day.

  • Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be turned in at the precincts.

  • To be counted, a vote-by-mail ballot must:

    • Be signed by the voter where indicated on the return envelope.

    • Voter's signature or mark must be substantially the same as that on file with the Department of Elections.  Signing by a Power of Attorney is not acceptable. (For further information, click here.)

    • Arrive at the Department of Elections no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day.

  • If a voter decides to vote at their precinct or at an Early Voting Site, the vote-by-mail ballot may be taken with them to be turned in and cancelled.  A replacement ballot will be issued.

  • If a voter makes a mistake when completing a vote-by-mail ballot, the voter should call the Department of Elections for further instructions.

  • If you returned your vote-by-mail ballot to your supervisor of elections, but it is unsigned/missing signature or a signature discrepancy on the Voter's Certificate on the return envelope, your ballot will not count unless you complete and return the Vote-by-Mail Ballot Cure Affidavit no later than 5 pm on the 2nd day after the election. 

    • Please follow the instructions on the form carefully, as failure to follow these instructions may cause your ballot not to count.

    • Once the affidavit has been completed, return to the Department of Elections via mail, fax, email or in person.

    • Instructions and Form for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot Cure Affidavit for an Unsigned/Missing Signature or Signature Discrepancy on a Vote-By-Mail Ballot Voter's Certificate
      English (pdf) - Español (pdf)

    • To verify voter registration status/vote-by-mail information on file, click here.



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