Voting Methods / Procedures

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There are three easy way to vote in Volusia County

Vote-by-Mail

Registered voters in Volusia County may request to vote-by-mail. Voters have the options to vote-by-mail in one election or all elections through the end of the calendar year of the second ensuing regularly scheduled general election. Voters with a vote-by-mail request may cancel that request at any time. If the voter receives a vote-by-mail ballot and would prefer to vote in person, and has not yet submitted their vote-by-mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections office, they may visit one of the Early Voting sites during the scheduled Early Voting hours or their assigned polling location on Election Day.

To Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot, a registered voter must provide their name, permanent Volusia County reisdential address, date of birth and signature (if written request).

Requests may be made:

Early Voting

Volusia County registered voters may cast a ballot prior to Election Day at any Early Voting Site.

All voters must provide an acceptable form of identification. For a complete list, please click here

Election Day

Precincts/Polling Locations are open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Voters must vote at their assigned precinct/polling place.

To location your precinct/polling place, please click here.

All voters must provide an acceptable form of identification. For a complete list, please click here.


Identification Required to Vote

When voting in person, voters are required to present a current and acceptable phone and signature identification.

For a complete list, please click here.

  • If the picture identification does not contain the voter's signature, an additional identification with the voter's signature is required.
  • If the voter fails to provide the required identification, the voter may vote a provisional ballot

Provisional Ballot

A provisional ballot is used when a voter's eligibility cannot be confirmed.

  • What to do if you vote a provisional ballot:
    • You will be provided a "Notice of Rights for Provisional Ballot Voters" containing instructions on how to obtain information on the status of your provisional ballot.
    • You have the right to present further evidence of your eligibility up to two (2) days after the election.
    • If the reason you voted a provisional ballot is solely because you did not provide an acceptable photo and signature identification at the polls, you do not need to provide any further evidence of your eligibility in order for your ballot to count.
      • The Canvassing Board will compare your signature on the provisional ballot certificate with the signature on file.
      • If signatures match, your provisional ballot will be counted, provided you are otherwise eligibile.
    • If your signature on the provisional ballot certifcate is missing or does not match the one on file, you will still have the opportunity to cure the deficicency.
      • You will need to submit a completed Provisional Ballot Cure Affidavit (DS-DE 210) to the Supervisor of Elections Office no later than 5pm ont he second day after the election.
        • Provisional Ballot Cure Affidavit - English [PDF]
        • Provisional Ballot Cure Affidavit - EspaƱol [PDF]
    • If you vote a provisional ballot for other reasons (ex. your eligibility is challenged by another person, you are in the wrong precinct when you vote, you do not appear on the precinct register, etc.), you have the opportunity to bring in evidence to the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 5pm on the second day after the election.
      • The Canvassing Board will examine your provisional ballot certificate, the cure affidavit, if applicable, and any and all other information and evidence, if available. The Canvassing Board will then make its determination based on the law.
  • How to track the status of your Provisional Ballot
    • You may check the status of your Provisional Ballot on our website or by calling our office. When requested, please provide the Provisional Ballot Envelope Identifier Number. This number is located at the bottom of the "Notice of Rights for Provisional Ballot Voters"
      • Note - This number is not a ballot number, on a ballot envelope identifier.
    • Website: Track your Provisional Ballot
    • Phone: 386-736-5930

Information as to whether your provisional ballot was counted or not must be made available no later than 30 days following the elections (F.S. 101.048(5)-(6).


Assistance

A voter may bring someone with them to assist with voting or may request that two (2) Election Officials provide assistance.

Voters with special needs may request to use the ADA compliant voting equipment that allows persons with special needs to vote independently without assistance.


Florida is a Closed Primary State

Closed Primary

Florida is a closed primary election state. Only voters who are registered members of political parties may vote for respective party candidates or nominees for an office in a primary election including a presidential preference primary election.

  • If races for nonpartisan (i.e., free from party affiliation) judicial and school board offices, nonpartisan special districts or local referendum questions are on the primary election ballot, then all registered voters, including those without party affiliation are entitled to vote those races on the ballot.
  • During a general election, all registered voters receive the same ballot and may vote for any candidate or question on the ballot. If there are write-in candidates who have qualified for a particular office, a space will be left on the ballot where their name can be written.

Universal Primary

There are times when all registered voters can vote in a primary election, regardless of which major or minor political party they are registered or even if they are registered without a specific party affiliation. During these elections, the race is considered to be a Universal Primary Contest:

  • If all the candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner of the primary election will not face any opposition in the general election (i.e. no write-in candidates have qualified), then all registered voters can vote for any of the candidates for that office in the primary election.

Presidential Preference Primary (Links to the State Division of Elections)

Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office

1750 S. Woodland Blvd DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: 386-736-5930

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