Wendy Sartory Link Supervisor of Elections Palm Beach County Wendy Sartory Link Supervisor of Elections Palm Beach County Wendy Sartory Link Supervisor of Elections Palm Beach County


Vote-by-Mail refers to voting a ballot received by mail or picked up by or for a voter instead of going to the polls to vote during early voting or election day. Any registered voter can Vote-by-Mail. You can request a Vote-by-Mail ballot for a specific election or for all elections through the next general election. After the next general election, you will need to make the request again. 

A Vote-by-Mail ballot is not forwardable by the U.S. postal service and a ballot returned undeliverable cancels a request for future elections and must be renewed. Notify us immediately if your mailing address changes or if you plan to be out of town. We will send your ballot wherever you need to be.

By law, special accommodations are available for military and overseas voters and voters with disabilities

Under current Florida Laws, Vote-by-Mail requests are valid through the end of the calendar year of the next regularly scheduled general election.

Voters who wish to receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2024 elections are required to complete a new Vote-by-Mail ballot request.


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  • Online
  • By Phone: (561) 656-6208
  • By Fax: (561) 656-6230
  • In person at any of our four offices

A written request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot must be submitted on the statewide request form (English / Spanish) pursuant to FS §101.62. Forms must be completed, signed, and returned by mail, fax (561) 656-6230, or as an emailed attachment to votebymail@votepalmbeach.gov.

Your Vote-by-Mail ballot may be sent to your legal residence address, permanent mailing address, or temporary address. 

When sending a Vote-by-Mail ballot to an address not on file with the Florida Voter Registration System, the request must be in writing and signed by the voter using the statewide request form(English / Spanish). The online mail ballot request service system will notify you if the address is not already on file, and you will be prompted to print, sign, and submit your request to our office in order to complete your request. 



  • Your full name, address, date of birth, Florida Driver's License or ID number, or the last four digits of the elector's Social Security number, whichever may be verified in our records
  • Your mailing address (if applicable; ballots cannot be forwarded. Be sure to provide your current mailing address.)
  • Your voter registration number (optional)
  • The election or elections for which the Vote-by-Mail ballot is being requested
  • Your Signature (written request)




  • Voter's name, home address, date of birth, and Florida Driver's License or ID number, or the last four digits of the elector's Social Security number, whichever may be verified in our records
  • Requester's relationship to the voter
  • Requester's name and address
  • Requester's Driver License number, ID number, or the last four digits of the requester's Social Security number (if available)
  • Requester's signature (for written requests)




The deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on the twelfth (12th) day before election day

A voter can pick up or have their Vote-by-Mail ballot delivered when it's available. A voter can authorize, in writing, using the Affidavit for Vote-by-Mail Ballot Delivery form (English/Spanish) for someone else (a designee) to pick up the voter's ballot. The Emergency Pick-up section must also be completed if a voter or designee waits until the mandatory Early Voting period or Election Day to pick up a vote-by-mail ballot.



Voters can continue to check their mail ballot status on the "My Status" button but now have the added option to sign up for email, SMS (text), or voice call alerts at www.VotePalmBeachBallotTrax.com.

Once a voter has signed up, they will receive notifications for when their ballot has been printed, mailed, and counted. Voters will also be alerted if there is an issue with their ballot and notified to contact the elections office to ensure their vote is counted. Voters may opt-out at any time and personal information will be kept confidential and will not be sold or disclosed to third parties.

Voters whose registration record is protected will not be able to receive updates via “BallotTrax” however they are encouraged to click here to sign up for the USPS informed delivery feature.


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Detailed instructions are included with the Vote-by-Mail ballot, please follow them carefully. Make sure to include your signature or legal mark on the Voter's Certificate Envelope, as failure to do so may cause your ballot not to count. 

You must personally vote your own ballot unless assistance is required due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write. A signature as Power of Attorney will not be accepted and the ballot will not be counted.

If you are filling out your Vote-by-Mail ballot and you make a mistake, let us know immediately so that we can send you a replacement ballot. 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.

If you decide to go to the polls to vote instead of voting your Vote-by-Mail ballot, bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot (marked or not) with you. The Vote-by-Mail ballot will be cancelled and you can vote a regular ballot. If you arrive to the polls without your Vote-by-Mail ballot, our office will need to confirm that we have not received your Vote-by-Mail ballot in order for you to be able to vote a regular ballot. If the office has received your Vote-by-Mail ballot, you cannot vote a regular ballot. However, if you believe that you have not already voted, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot.



Don't forget to put your ballot in the return envelope provided, review the instructions, and sign the return envelope. Your ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day for it to be counted.  

If you plan to mail your ballot back to us, you should allow at least one 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 or Early Voting sites during Early Voting hours. On Election Day, our Main Office in West Palm Beach is open until 7 p.m. and our branch offices will close at 5 p.m.

When we receive your returned ballot, we check the signature on your return envelope's Voter Certificate to your voter record's signature(s). You can update your signature at any time, online or in person. In order for your updated signature to be used when verifying your Voter Certificate, we must receive the update before your returned ballot; otherwise, a Signature Cure Affidavit will be required. 

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 Form (DS-DE 139) with a copy of your current and valid tier one or tier two ID. Please follow the instructions on the form carefully, as failure to follow these instructions may cause your ballot not to count.

To update your signature, visit RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov to bring your Florida Driver License or Florida ID signature into your voter record or to download a paper voter registration application. A paper voter registration application must include your original signature and be returned by mail or in-person to any of our four offices. 




More information about voting by mail can be found on the Florida Division of Elections website.