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Vote-By-Mail Ballots For 2022 General Election Have Been Mailed

Press release from Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. — Just over 45,000 vote-by-mail ballots for the 2022 General Election have been mailed to Alachua County voters. The mailing date was delayed due to Hurricane Ian.

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 Thursday, September 22. Any voter who has not received their vote-by-mail ballot by Monday, October 17, 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 General Election is 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. 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, November 8). Voters who vote by mail are encouraged to mail their completed ballot at least one week before 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 follow these instructions:

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  • 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, November 10, 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. October 24 through November 7 and on Election Day (November 8) 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 (October 24-November 5).

  • Wow, 45k mail-in ballots!? There are only 180k registered to vote. See the heading, “Active Registered Voters” at Vote Alachua (com) How many of these mail-in ballots are illegally registered?

    • Get out of Alachua County you fascist conservative extremist republican and move to Russia where the likes of you will be welcomed.

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