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IRC Mail-In Ballot Request Deadline is Approaching

October 24, 2022; Updated May 5, 2023

Indian River County residents who wish to vote by mail for the November 8 General Election must act quickly, as the deadline to request a mail ballot is approaching. The Indian River County Supervisor of Elections office must receive applications no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 29.

Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested easily and quickly through the online platform, or by phone or in person during business hours. As Supervisor of Elections Leslie Swan points out, no excuse is necessary to vote-by-mail in Florida, and it is an easy process.

Those who cannot request their own ballot may designate an immediate family member or legal guardian to request it on their behalf. If a request is made on behalf of the voter, the requestor must provide their address, driver license number, state identification card, or the last four digits of the elector’s social security number, their relationship to the voter, and their signature (if the request is written).

In addition, voters who wish to submit their voted mail ballot can use secure ballot intake stations, formerly known as drop boxes, which will be available at all early voting sites and the Supervisor of Elections office during voting hours.

It is important to note that due to a change in election law, all voters who have a vote-by-mail request on file with the Supervisor of Elections office will need to renew their request beginning January 1, 2023.

With the deadline to request a mail ballot fast approaching, Indian River County residents are urged to act quickly to ensure their voice is heard in the upcoming election.

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