2022 Primary Election Vote-By-Mail Ballots Mailed

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. — Just under 43,000 vote-by-mail ballots for the 2022 Primary Election have been mailed to Alachua County voters.

Voters who requested a vote-by-mail ballot should expect to receive their ballot in the next week. Ballots will arrive in envelopes with pink markings. Overseas ballots were mailed on July 7. Any voter who has not received their vote-by-mail ballot by Tuesday, July 26, should contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252 or by email at votebymail@alachuacounty.us.

Any registered voter can sign up to vote by mail. The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election is 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 13. Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested online, in person, by phone, fax, mail, or email. Until the deadline, vote-by-mail ballot requests will be processed as they are received.

The Supervisor of Elections Office must receive domestic vote-by-mail ballots by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, August 23). Voters who vote by mail are encouraged to mail their completed ballot well in advance of Election Day to give the ballot ample time to arrive at the Supervisor of Elections Office before the deadline. Voters should also verify that their voter information and signature are up to date before they return their ballot if they have moved or their signature has changed.

Additionally, when completing and mailing their vote-by-mail ballot, voters are encouraged to adhere to the following instructions:

  • Completely fill in the oval next to your choice on your ballot — do not circle or mark an “X” over the oval.
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252.
  • Be sure to sign your vote-by-mail ballot certificate envelope.
  • Return your vote-by-mail ballot in the official envelope provided. Return postage is prepaid.

Any voter who does not sign their vote-by-mail ballot or whose signature on the vote-by-mail ballot certificate does not match the signature in their voter record will be contacted by the Supervisor of Elections Office and provided the opportunity to correct their ballot. Per Florida Statutes, voters have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, to complete an affidavit to correct a vote-by-mail ballot that does not have a signature or has a signature that does not match the voter’s signature on file.

Voters can deliver completed vote-by-mail ballots to the Supervisor of Elections Office, located in Gainesville at 515 N. Main St., during normal business hours — 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Voters can also use the Secure Ballot Intake Station located outside of the office’s main entrance. The Secure Ballot Intake Station will be available at the Supervisor of Elections Office from 9 a.m to 6 p.m., August 8 through August 22, and on Election Day (August 23) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, Secure Ballot Intake Stations will be available at all seven early voting locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the early voting period (August 13-August 20). Voters have until 7 p.m. on Election Day (August 23) to return their vote-by-mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections Office.