REQUESTING YOUR BALLOT
Any registered voter can vote by mail, formerly known as absentee voting, Floridians no longer need an excuse to choose this option. Whether you plan to be in town or out of town on Election Day, we'll send your ballot wherever you need it to be. Just make sure to let us know if your mailing address changes. We keep the most recent mailing address on file for all of our correspondence with you. You can request Vote By Mail for a specific election or for all elections up through the next two General Elections. After two General Elections, you'll need to make the request again. The deadline to request that a Vote By Mail ballot be mailed to you is no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election.
1. Online: Vote By Mail Ballot Request
2. By Phone: (813) 612-4180
3. By Fax: (813) 744-5843
4. In Person: at any of our Supervisor of Elections Offices
5. In Writing: email@example.com or Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, 2514 N. Falkenburg Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
To Request Vote By Mail for yourself, you must provide:
- Your name and home address
- Your date of birth
- Your mailing address, if different from home address (Ballots cannot be forwarded. Be sure to provide your current mailing address.)
- Your signature, if you are requesting that the ballot be mailed to an address that is not already on file with our office
You are allowed to request a Vote By Mail ballot for yourself or for an immediate family member. Immediate family members include a spouse, parent, child, grandparent, sibling or legal guardian.
To Request Vote By Mail for someone else, you must provide :
- Voter's name and home address, date of birth, and mailing address
- Requester's relationship to the voter
- Requester's name and address
- Requester's driver license number (if available)
- Requester's signature (for written requests)
Your Vote By Mail ballot will include instructions on the proper way to mark and return your ballot. Read those instructions carefully. If you are filling out your Vote By Mail ballot and you make a mistake, let us know. Whether voting by mail or at the polling place, voters can receive up to two replacements ballots before their ballot has been cast. Once the ballot has been mailed to our office, dropped in a ballot box, or inserted into a ballot scanning machine, your ballot has been cast and no replacements can be issued.
RETURNING YOUR BALLOT
You must sign the return envelope and we must receive your Vote By Mail ballot no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day for your ballot to count. If you plan to mail your ballot back to us, you should allow at least a week for your ballot to reach our office. You can also drop your ballot off in person at any of our offices (during office hours, through 7 p.m. 11/3) or Early Voting locations (10/19 - 11/1, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.). If you change your mind after receiving your ballot and decide you want to vote in person instead, that's okay. We'll cancel your Vote By Mail ballot when you check in to vote.
Don't want to mail back your ballot? No problem! We set up secure, curbside ballot boxes for your convenience. No need to stand in line or even get out of your car.
Drop Off Locations & Hours
|All Early Voting Locations - Open October 19 - November 1
(Our 4 offices are in red):
|Fred B Karl County Center (Curbside Tent / Voting Entrance – Morgan St.)
601 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
|Robert L Gilder Elections Service Center
2514 N Falkenburg Rd, Tampa
|Northwest Elections Office
4575 Gunn Hwy, Tampa
|Southeast Elections Office
10020 S US Hwy 301, Riverview
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
|Apollo Beach Recreation Center
664 Golf and Sea Blvd, Apollo Beach
|Austin Davis Public Library
17808 Wayne Rd, Odessa
|Bloomingdale Regional Public Library
1906 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico
|Bruton Memorial Library
302 W McLendon St, Plant City
|C Blythe Andrews, Jr Public Library
2607 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa
|Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
3910 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa
|Jimmie B Keel Regional Public Library
2902 W Bearss Ave, Tampa
|Maureen B Gauzza Public Library
11211 Countryway Blvd, Tampa
|New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa
|North Tampa Branch Library
8916 N Blvd, Tampa
|Northdale Recreation Center
15550 Spring Pine Dr, Tampa
|Port Tampa Community Center
4702 W McCoy St, Tampa
|Providence West Community Center
5405 Providence Rd, Riverview
|Raymond James Stadium (Curbside Tent / Voting Entrance – Himes Ave.)
4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
|Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Dr, Riverview
|SouthShore Regional Library
15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin
|Temple Terrace Public Library
202 Bullard Pkwy, Temple Terrace
|Town ‘N Country Regional Public Library
7606 Paula Dr, Tampa
|University Area Community Center
14013 N 22nd St, Tampa
|USF TECO Hall (David C Anchin Center)
4110 USF Apple Dr, Tampa
|West Tampa Branch Library
2312 W Union St, Tampa
For a PDF Version of this list, click here.
When we receive your ballot, we check your signature against the signature we have on file. If your signature has changed, you can 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 to update your signature. Your signature update must be received before your voted Vote By Mail ballot is received.
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 cure affidavit (English/Español) so that it is in one of our offices no later than 5 p.m. on the second day following the election. Please follow the instructions on the form carefully, as failure to follow these instructions may cause your ballot not to count.
DESIGNATING SOMEONE TO PICK UP YOUR BALLOT
If you can't get to a voting location, you can designate someone to pick up a Vote By Mail ballot for you. The designation must be authorized in writing. The earliest a designee can pick up your ballot is 9 days before Election Day. A designee is limited to picking up Vote By Mail ballots for two other voters per election (not including their own ballot and the ballots for immediate family members). The designee must present valid ID and submit an affidavit (English PDF/ Español PDF) to pick-up the voter’s blank ballot. This affidavit is a combination form that includes the affidavit for ballot pick-up, the voter's written authorization for the designee and, if a request is not already on record, the voter’s request for a vote-by-mail ballot.
On Election Day, you also have to complete this Election Day Absentee Ballot Delivery Affidavit to affirm that an emergency is keeping you from being able to vote in your assigned polling place.