The Volusia County Democratic Party recommends that you vote by mail (see Why vote by mail?)
To Request a Vote by Mail Ballot
- Online – Request a ballot from the Volusia County Department of Elections using the Mail Ballot Request Service
- Submit a request in writing, or call the Supervisor of Elections @ Supervisor of Elections Contact Information
- Visit the Volusia County Department of Elections in person.
You will need to provide the following information:
- The name of the voter for whom the ballot is being requested;
- The voter’s address;
- The voter’s date of birth; and
- The voter’s signature (if the request is submitted in writing).
If an immediate family member or legal guardian is requesting an VBM ballot for you, the following additional information must be provided:
- The requestor’s address;
- The requestor’s driver’s license number (if available);
- The requestor’s relationship to the voter; and
- The requestor’s signature (if the request is written).
The deadline to request that an VBM ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election (October 24).
Otherwise, an VBM ballot can be picked up until and including on Election Day. However, the ballot must still be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day if the voted ballot is to count.
How to vote
Instructions for completing the absentee ballot are included with the ballot. The completed ballot must be returned and received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. Other return options are available for Military and Overseas Voters.
If the voter decides to go to the polls to vote instead, the voter should bring the VBM ballot (whether it has been marked or not). Even if the voter comes to the polls without the VBM ballot, the voter will still be able to vote a regular ballot if the supervisor of elections’ office is able to confirm that it has not received the voter’s VBM ballot. However, if it is confirmed that the voter have already voted an VBM ballot, the voter cannot vote again at the polls. If the voter believes or insists that the supervisor of elections’ office is wrong about receiving the VBM ballot or if the supervisor of elections’ office cannot confirm that the voter has already voted an VBM ballot, the voter is allowed to vote a provisional ballot.
How to correct a missing OR mismatched signature
If you forgot to sign your certificate with the returned ballot, you may still correct the omission by completing and returning an INSTRUCTIONS AND FORM FOR VOTE‐BY‐MAIL BALLOT CURE AFFIDAVIT (DS–DE 139) – English PDF / Español PDF) with a copy of your identification. The deadline to submit this affidavit is no later than 5 p.m. two days after the election (November 5). Failure to follow the instructions may cause your ballot not to count.
How to track a ballot request or returned ballot
Ballot Drop Box Locations
Ubicaciones de los Buzones
Ballot Drop Boxes will be located
throughout the County only during Early Voting.
Los Buzones se ubicarán en todo el condado sólo durante la Votación Temprana.
Dates/Fechas: October 19 – November 1
Times/Horas: 7 am – 7 pm.
Locations are listed below.
Las ubicaciones se enumeran a continuación.
These locations will not be open for ballot drop off on Election Day.
Estos lugares no estarán abiertos para la entrega de papeletas el Día de las Elecciones.
Drop Boxes will be located both inside and outside.
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DeLand – Department of Elections Office