FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2020
Contact: Tami Bentley
Over 130,000 Vote-By-Mail Ballot Requests Fulfilled for November General Election
Pasco County FL - Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections Over 130,000 vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election will be mailed on Thursday, September 24, 2020, to Pasco County voters with requests already on file. Ballots to military and overseas citizens were mailed September 18, 2020.
Voters have three options for returning their voted ballots which must be in the elections' office by 7:00 p.m. Election Day, including ballots being returned via USPS. Please allow enough time for delivery. Voters can track their ballot and opt to receive text/e-mail messages using Ballot Scout at https://www.pascovotes.gov/. Vote-by-mail ballots may also be hand delivered to any of the three Supervisor of Elections' Offices in Pasco County, or at one of the attended vote-by-mail ballot drop boxes located at all 14 early voting sites. Information on office locations and early voting sites is available at https://www.pascovotes.gov/. If there is an issue with your ballot signature you will be notified.
Voters still have time to request vote-by-mail ballots by using the on-line request form at https://www.pascovotes.gov/, by calling 800-851-8754, or by submitting a written request to include date of birth, signature, and Pasco County residence address. Voters are encouraged to confirm their mailing address when ordering a vote-by-mail ballot. Per FL Statutes, vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded to another address but can be mailed to a temporary mailing address outside of Pasco County by submitting a signed written request. Written requests should be mailed to PO Box 300, Dade City FL 33526. Requests are fulfilled immediately, with ballots being mailed daily. The deadline to request a ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 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, September 24th, but not for someone else until nine days before the election, or Sunday, October 25, 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.