Vote By Mail

white mailbox with vote-by-mail envelope

Why Vote by Mail

  • No exposure to Coronavirus in public spaces
  • Safer ballots that can be tracked
  • No long lines
  • No voter suppression tactics
  • No time off work or loss of income
  • Time to study the candidates and issues

How to Vote by Mail

  • Request your vote-by-mail ballot online at www.votemarion.gov/mbrs OR
  • Call Marion Supervisor of Elections (352) 620-3290

FAQs

Q: If I request a vote-by-mail ballot, do I have to vote by mail?

A: No, you can take your completed ballot to your your Supervisor of Elections office until the day before election day, or you can take your uncompleted ballot to the polls on election day and turn it in to vote there.

Q: How soon do I need to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the election?

A: You must request a vote-by-mail ballot within 10 days of an election. For the November 3 general election, this would be by October 24 at 5 p.m.

Q: What do I need to know about mailing back my ballot?

A: Here are some things to know about your ballot:

  • You must sign and date the outside of the closed envelope and check to continue voting by mail. Your signature is then verified against the signature on your voter’s record. You can update your signature by submitting a new Florida Voter Registration Application, available at www.votemarion.gov or in person at the Elections Office or at any public library or tax collector’s office.
  • Only 1 ballot can be enclosed in an envelope.
  • No stamp is required. The Postal Service is required to deliver vote-by-mail envelopes whether they have a stamp attached or not.

Q: How can I track my ballot and make sure my vote has been counted?

A: Go to https://www.votemarion.gov/Voters/Check-My-Registration-Status. Fill in your name and date of birth, and check that you’re not a robot. You can then see your ballot status and other voter information.