Vote-by-mail ballot requests mailed out to residents | News
Pasco County, Florida -- Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley announces on July 10 the office mailed over 14,000 ballots for the August 14, 2012 Primary Election to voters with requests already on file.
For eligible voters who did not previously request a ballot, they are still available upon request by calling the elections' office, by submitting the request in writing or by using the on-line request form on www.pascovotes.com.
Written requests must include the voter's date of birth, signature, and Pasco County residence address. Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded but can be mailed to a temporary mailing address if outside of Pasco County.
Voters are encouraged to confirm their mailing address when ordering a vote-by-mail ballot. Requests are fulfilled immediately, with ballots being mailed daily.
The deadline to request a ballot to be mailed is Wednesday, August 8 at 5:00 p.m.
"Vote-By-Mail offers voters a convenient way to avoid lines on Election day and cast their ballot at home," said Supervisor Corley.
Voted ballots must be returned to the elections' office by 7:00 p.m. Election Day, August 14. Due to the size of the ballot and an envelope re-design, one first-class stamp will be required to return the ballot by mail. Voted ballots may also be hand delivered to any of the three Supervisor of Elections' Offices in Pasco County. Voted ballots may not be turned in at the polls on Election Day.
Written or telephonic requests for vote-by-mail ballots must come from the voter, or an immediate family member or legal guardian on behalf of a voter.
Voters may pick up ballots for themselves at any of the three elections' offices beginning Wednesday, July 10, but not for someone else until five days before the election, or Thursday, August 9.
Those picking up ballots on behalf of someone will need a written request from the voter, designating them as the person authorized to carry out the ballot. The designee will be asked to provide a photo ID and to complete an affidavit before releasing the ballot to them.
Info courtesy Pasco County SOE.