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 forgot to sign the Voter's Certificate on the return envelope, your ballot will not count unless you complete and return the Affidavit for Unsigned Vote-By-Mail Ballot no later than 5 pm on the day before the election.

  • If you returned your vote-by-mail ballot to your supervisor of elections, but their is a signature discrepancy on the Voter's Certificate on the return envelope, your ballot will not count unless you complete and return the Affidavit for Unsigned Vote-By-Mail Ballot no later than 5 pm on the day before 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.

    • Affidavit for an Unsigned/Missing Signature on a Vote-By-Mail Ballot Voter's Certificate
      English (pdf) - Espaņol (pdf)

    • Affidavit for a Signature Cure/Signature Discrepancy on a Vote-By-Mail Ballot Voter's Certificate
      English (pdf) - Espaņol (pdf)

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

       

 

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