Absentee voting is a service offered by the Supervisor of Elections for registered voters who do not wish to vote in person.
Any registered voter in Collier County may request an absentee ballot.
Contact the Supervisor of Elections office to request an absentee ballot by selecting one of the following:
Only the voter, their immediate family member or their legal guardian may request the voter's absentee ballot for any election.
Immediate family members include:
To request an absentee ballot, the voter must provide the following information:
Requests for absentee ballots to be sent by mail must be received no later than 6 days prior to each election.
If an immediate family member is making the request for the voter, the following must be provided in addition to the information above:
A qualified absentee voter may designate, in writing, another person to pick up an absentee ballot for the voter. Pick up ballots are available to a designee beginning 5 days prior to Election Day. The designee may only pick up 2 absentee ballots per election other than his or her own, except for ballots picked up for members of his or her immediate family. The designee must complete an affidavit, and must provide a photo and signature identification and the written authorization from the voter. Candidates may only pick up absentee ballots for members of their immediate family.
For voters who have requested an absentee ballot, mailing begins approximately 4 weeks prior to each election.
Voters must personally vote the ballot (unless assistance is required due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write).
Military Personnel, Military Dependants, and Overseas Civilian Voters may apply for voter registration and/or request absentee ballots using the online request form, by phone, or by sending a written request to the Supervisor of Elections office. They may also apply with a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) which may be obtained from the Unit Voting Officer or by visiting http://www.fvap.gov/.
U.S. Embassies and Consulates can assist in completing FPCA forms, and mailing absentee ballots or other election materials. Federal portions of Presidential Preference Primary and General Election ballots voted by persons outside the U.S. are counted if signed no later than Election Day and received within 10 days after the election. Additional military election information is available from:
FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Washington Headquarters Services
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington DC 20301-1155
Absentee Request information for Military Personnel, Military Dependants and Overseas Civilian Voters:
An online "Absentee Request Form" or fax request must include: