Vote By Mail provides a convenient and secure alternative to voting in-person. Vote By Mail, formerly known as Absentee Voting, is available to all qualified, registered Hillsborough County voters. Click on any bold topic below to learn more about Vote By Mail:
What is Vote By Mail?
Vote By Mail is a method of voting that gives you the comfort and convenience of receiving and marking your ballot in the privacy of your own home. With Vote By Mail, you don't have to travel to your Election Day precinct, or to an Early Voting location!
What's the Difference Between Vote By Mail and Voting Absentee?
Voters no longer need to be physically "absent" to Vote By Mail. All registered voters can request, receive and return a Vote By Mail Ballot.
How Do I Request a Vote By Mail Ballot?
1. Online : Vote By Mail Ballot Request
2. By Phone: (813) 612-4180
3. By E-mail: Absentee@hcsoe.org
4. By Fax: (813) 272-7043
5. In Person: At any of our Supervisor of Elections Offices
*Please include the voter's name, address and date of birth with the request*
BALLOTS ARE NOT FORWARDABLE - Be sure to provide your current mailing address.
How Can I Return My Vote By Mail Ballot?
1. By Mail: Please locate the insert in your envelope for the postage amount
2. In Person: At Any of our Early Vote Sites
3. In Person: At any of our Supervisor of Elections Offices
To return your voted mail ballot, insert it in the secrecy envelope, then place the secrecy envelope in the return envelope. After you seal the return envelope, sign and date the back of the envelope. A voted mail ballot cannot be accepted at a polling place on Election Day.
Can a Family Member Request My Ballot For Me?
Only your immediate family or legal guardian can request a Vote By Mail Ballot for you. Immediate family members include: spouse, parent, child, grandparent, sibling, or legal guardian. The request from your immediate family member must include: voter's name, address and date of birth, and the requester's name, address, driver license number (if available), relationship to the voter, and signature.
Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Written communications to or from the Supervisor of Elections regarding business constitute public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Therefore, your e-mail address and message may be subject to public disclosure.