Everything You Need to Know About Vote By Mail- as of April 2022



Why you should Vote By Mail

  • Convenient: No worries about weather, long lines, unexpected illness or schedule conflicts on Election Day

  • Review candidates/issues at your leisure with ballot in hand

  • You can track your ballot to ensure it arrived,

  • VBM ballots are counted first.

  • Historically, helps Democrats achieve record turn-out

Who can enroll in VBM

Any registered Palm Beach County voter can obtain a VBM ballot


How to enroll in VBM

What you need to enroll in VBM

For yourself:

  • Your full name, address, date of birth, Florida Driver 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)

For someone else:

  • Voter's name and home address, date of birth, Florida Driver 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)

How to check your VBM status

Click on My Status with PBC SOE website, HERE to make sure you are registered to VBM.

Deadline to request VBM ballot

The deadline to request that a Vote-by-Mail ballot for an upcoming election is no later than 5:00 p.m. on the tenth (10th) day before election day. If you think you may have missed the deadline, you can visit one of the offices to get a VBM ballot.​


What to do with your completed ballot?

  • Place it in a regular mailbox as early as possible to avoid delivery delays and ensure it arrives before the election.

  • Drop it off during early voting hours at a designated drop box.

  • Bring it to any PBC Supervisor of Election office

  • Check the status of your ballot at HERE

NOTE: Under the Republicans' new voter suppression law, you are strictly limited on the number of completed VBM ballots you can deliver-your own, your immediate family's and 2 other voters. It is against the law to deliver any more than specified.

Please remember to insert the ballot into the secrecy sleeve,

THEN SIGN AND DATE THE ENVELOPE


VBM requests need to be renewed every 2 years

  • Under the new FL law signed by Gov. DeSantis, your current VBM registration expires after every general election cycle (2 yrs).

  • Voters who wish to receive VBM ballots for 2023 through 2024 elections are required to re-submit a VBM Ballot Request after Nov. 8, 2022. (Re-submit early in odd-years (2023. 2025) to avoid delays in ballot arrivals.)

  • After Nov. 8, 2022, under the new FL law, voters must re-apply every two (2) years to Vote By Mail.