FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2020
Contact: Tami Bentley
Over 55,000 Vote-By-Mail Ballot Requests Fulfilled for Presidential Preference Primary
Pasco County FL - Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections, announces that on Thursday, February 6, 2020, over 55,000 vote-by-mail ballots for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) will be mailed to voters with requests already on file. Ballots to uniformed and overseas citizens were mailed January 31, 2020.
Voted ballots must be returned to the elections' office by 7:00 p.m. Election Day, March 17, 2020. Please allow sufficient time for first-class delivery by the US Postal Service, or hand deliver ballots to any of the three Supervisor of Elections' Offices in Pasco County. Voted ballots are also accepted at early voting sites, but may not be turned in at the polls on Election Day. Information on office locations and early voting sites is available at PascoVotes.gov.
For eligible voters who did not previously request a ballot, they are still available by calling the elections' office, by submitting the request in writing or by using the on-line request form on PascoVotes.gov. Written requests must include the voter's date of birth, signature, and Pasco County residence address. Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded but can be mailed to a temporary mailing address if outside of Pasco County. Voters are encouraged to confirm their mailing address when ordering a vote-by-mail ballot. Requests are fulfilled immediately, with ballots being mailed daily. The deadline to request a ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Written or telephonic requests for vote-by-mail ballots must come from the voter, or an immediate family member or legal guardian on behalf of a voter. Voters may pick up ballots for themselves at any of the three elections' offices beginning, February 6th, but not for someone else until nine days before the election, or Sunday, March 8, 2020. Those picking up ballots on behalf of someone will need a written request from the voter, designating them as the person authorized to carry out the ballot. The designee will be asked to provide a photo ID and to complete an affidavit before releasing the ballot to them.
Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections pascovotes.com