If you are a qualified registered Highlands County voter, you are entitled to vote by absentee ballot.
REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
An absentee ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections through the end of the calendar year of the second ensuing regularly scheduled general election. The request can be made in person, by mail, fax, e-mail, online or by telephone. Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request an absentee ballot for the voter. Immediate family means the voter's spouse or the parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of the voter or the voter's spouse or legal guardian.
A request from the voter must include the following information:
The name of the voter for whom the ballot is requested.
The voter's address.
The voter's date of birth.
The voter's signature (written request only).
If the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal guardian to request an absentee ballot, that designee must provide the above information in addition to the following:
The requester's name.
The requester's address.
The requester's driver's license number if available.
The requester's relationship to the voter.
The requester's signature (written request only).
OBTAINING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT
Absentee ballots are mailed to those voters who have requested an absentee ballot between the 35th and 28th days before the election and within two (2) business days after receiving the request. Absentee ballots cannot be forwarded, so it is important that you provide the Elections Office with a correct mailing address.
A qualified absentee voter may designate in writing for another person to pick up an absentee ballot on behalf of the voter. Carry out ballots are available to a designee on election day or up to five days prior to the day of the election. The designee may only pick up two (2) absentee ballots per election other than his or her own, except for ballots picked up for members of his or her immediate family. The designee must provide picture identification, the written authorization from the voter and complete an affidavit.
VOTING AND RETURNING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT
Be sure and follow ALL instructions enclosed with the absentee ballot. The voter must personally vote the ballot (unless assistance is required due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write). The voter must sign the return envelope! Your voted absentee ballot must be in the Supervisor of Elections Office located at the Highlands County Government Center, 580 South Commerce Avenue, Room A201, Sebring, by 7:00 P.M. on election day. YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE POLLING PLACE.
If you request and receive an absentee ballot and later decide to VOTE AT THE POLLS, take your absentee ballot with you to be canceled at your polling place.
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The Highlands County Supervisor of Elections makes every effort to ensure the information provided is accurate.
However, no warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use or interpretation.
Highlands County Supervisor of Elections
580 South Commerce Avenue, Room A201, Sebring, FL 33870
Phone (863) 402-6655* Fax (863) 402-6657*
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