Voting By Mail

REQUEST VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT ONLINE
Click for Online Vote by Mail Request form.

WHO CAN VOTE BY MAIL? (F.S.101.62)
If you are a registered voter of Bay County,  you are entitled to vote by mail ballot.  If you have changed residence to another state and are ineligible to vote there, you can vote for President and Vice President (F.S. 101.663).

VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT REQUEST INFORMATION
A Vote by Mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections through two (2) regularly scheduled general elections.

The request can be made in person, by telephone, or on this website.

Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request a Vote by Mail ballot for the voter. (Immediate family means the voter's spouse, the parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of the voter or of the voter's spouse, or legal guardian.)

A request from the voter must include the following information:

  • The name of the voter for whom the ballot is requested.
  • The voter's address (residence and mailing).
  • The voter's date of birth.
  • The voter's Drivers License (if available).
  • The voter's signature (written request only).

If the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal guardian to request his/her Vote by Mail ballot, that designee must provide the above information in addition to the following:

  • The requester's name.
  • The requester's address.
  • The requester's Drivers License (if available).
  • The requester's relationship to the voter.
  • The requester's signature (written requests only).

You must read and follow all instructions included with the Vote by Mail ballot.

PICKING UP A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT
A qualified voter may also designate in writing another person to pick up his or her ballot.

Designees may pick up ballots on election day, or up to five days prior to the day of the election.

Designees may only pick up two (2) Vote by Mail ballots per election, other than his or her own, except for ballots picked up for members of his or her immediate family.

The designee must provide picture identification approved by the Department of State, the written authorization from the voter, and complete an Affidavit to Pick-Up Vote By Mail Ballot for a Voter.

VOTING VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT (F.S. 101.661 & 101.64)
The voter must personally vote the ballot (unless assistance is required). The voter must sign the return envelope.

RETURNING YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT (F.S. 101.67)
Voted mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections Office in person or by mail and must be received no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day for the ballot to be counted. 

A VOTED MAIL BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT A POLLING PLACE!

HOW CAN I TRACK MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?
You can now 
track your vote by mail ballot online by checking your Voter Information.

HOW TO CORRECT A MISSING SIGNATURE ON YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT (F.S. 101.68(4))
If you returned your Vote by Mail ballot but forgot to sign the ballot, your ballot will not count unless you complete and return the Vote by Mail Ballot Cure Affidavit  
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.  You may submit the affidavit along with proper documentation.

Mark Andersen,
Supervisor of Elections
Bay County
830 W. 11th St.
Panama City, FL

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850.784.6100

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850.784.6141

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webrequest@bayvotes.org

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