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Find information on your Vote by Mail ballot here.
Any registered Nassau County voter is entitled to a Vote by Mail (absentee) ballot. A ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections through the end of the calendar year for the second regularly scheduled general election.
You may request a ballot in person at either of our offices, by mail, by phone, fax, e-mail or by using the Vote by Mail Ballot Request Form below.
The voter requesting a ballot must provide the following information:
- Nassau County residence address
- Address where the ballot is to be mailed*
- Date of birth
- Voter’s signature (written requests only)
* Vote by Mail ballots cannot be forwarded. Please ensure you provide our office with the correct mailing address for ballot delivery. Contact our office or complete the Online Address Change Form to update your mailing address.
Requests for ballots to be mailed to an address other than an address on file in your voter registration record must be made in writing and signed by the voter.
If a member of the voter’s immediate family* or legal guardian is requesting the ballot, the requester must provide the voter’s information listed above, as well as the following:
- Requestor’s name
- Requestor’s relationship to the voter
- Requestor’s address
- Requestor’s driver’s license number (if available)
- Requestor’s signature (written request only)
*Immediate family is defined as: spouse, parent, child, grandparent or sibling of the voter or of the voter's spouse.
The deadline to request a ballot be mailed to you is 5 p.m., local time, on the sixth day before Election Day.
Once you have completed your request, we encourage you to track the status of your Vote by Mail ballot using our free access system, My Voter Status.
A designee may pick up a ballot for a voter beginning five (5) days before Election Day.
The designee must:
- Provide written authorization signed by the voter
- Present photo identification
- Provide a signed affidavit containing all required information for voter and designee
You may print and use the AFFIDAVIT TO PICK UP ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR A VOTER for your convenience.
Please Note: Florida Statute 101.62(4)(b)(4) limits the number of ballots a designee may pick up to the following:
- His or her ballot
- Ballots for any member of his or her immediate family
- Ballots for two (2) other voters
Specific instructions on voting the ballot are provided on the actual ballot, and the secrecy sleeve enclosed in the Vote by Mail ballot packet mailed to you. It is important to follow the instructions very carefully. The voter must mark their own ballot unless they are unable to do so because of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write.
In order for your ballot to be counted, your Voter’s Certificate must contain your signature. If you returned your ballot without your signature on the Voter’s Certificate, you may complete and return the Omitted Signature Affidavit for Absentee Ballot to our office no later than 5 p.m., local time, on the day before the election. Florida Statutes require the County Canvassing Board to reject as illegal any Vote by Mail ballot that is not signed.
You were referred to these instructions and affidavit either because you did not sign your ballot return envelope or because the signature on your ballot return envelope does not match our records. Your ballot cannot be counted unless we receive your signed affidavit and a copy of your identification by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election by one of the following methods.
You may print and use the OMITTED SIGNATURE AFFIDAVIT for your convenience.
You may print and use the SIGNATURE DIFFERS AFFIDAVIT for your convenience.
Please follow all instructions on the form carefully. Failure to follow these instructions may cause your ballot not to count.
You may submit the Affidavit and proper documentation by one of the following:
- E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail or Deliver – 96135 Nassau Place, Suite 3, Yulee, Florida 32097
- Fax – 904-432-1417
In order for your ballot to be counted, the signature on your Voter’s Certificate or Omitted Signature Affidavit must compare to the signature(s) in your voter registration record. If you need to update your signature, send your signature update using a Florida Voter Registration Application to our office so that it is received no later than the start of the canvassing of Vote by Mail ballots, which occurs no earlier than the 15th day before Election Day.
Voted Vote by Mail ballots cannot be returned to a polling place. Your ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections by 7:00 p.m., local time, on Election Day in order to be counted.
Vote by Mail ballots may only be picked up at the Supervisor of Elections Office on Election Day by the voter or the voter’s designee if there is an emergency to the extent that the voter will be unable to go to his or her assigned polling place. The Election Day Absentee Ballot Delivery Affidavit must be completed stating the nature of the emergency.
You may print and use the ELECTION DAY ABSENTEE BALLOT DELIVERY AFFIDAVIT for your convenience.