Returning Your Mail in Ballot

Don't forget to put your ballot in the return envelope provided and sign the envelope.

If you plan to mail your ballot back, you should allow at least one week for your ballot to reach the Supervisor of Election’s Office. You can also drop your ballot off in-person at any of the SOE offices during office hours, or Early Voting sites during Early Voting hours. Your ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 pm on Election Day for it to be counted. On Election Day the Main Office in West Palm Beach is open until 7 pm and the outer offices will close at 5 pm.

When the ballot is received, your signature is checked against the signature you submitted when you registered to vote. If your signature has changed, you'll need to use an online voter registration application to bring your Florida Driver License or Florida ID signature into your voter record, or a paper Voter Registration Application (PDF) to update your signature.

If you returned your Vote-by-Mail ballot but forgot to sign the envelope, or if there is a discrepancy with your signature, you need to complete and return a Signature Affidavit DS-DE 139 (PDF) with a copy of your current and valid ID no later than 5 pm on the second 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.