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Home > VotingWays to Vote 
 

3 Ways to Vote

1. Vote by Mail (absentee)
2. Vote Early (in person)
3. Vote on Election Day (in person)


1. Vote by Mail (absentee)

Any registered voter may request a ballot to be mailed to them, with no reason needed, either for specific elections or for eligible elections through the next General Election. Ballots are only mailed to voters with requests on file. Requests expire at the end of each even-numbered year. You can track the status of your request and ballot throughout the process and after the election. An immediate family member or legal guardian may also request a ballot for another voter, with the voter’s permission. Verification of the voter's/requestor's identification is required (FL Driver's License/FL ID number or the last four digits of the Social Security Number). When making the request, a voter with a disability may request to receive an accessible ballot that can be marked independently and privately.  

Be sure to provide your current mailing address. The U.S. Post Office cannot forward mail ballots. Voters making a request for a ballot to be mailed to an address not already on record will need to submit a signed Mail Ballot Request Form (English) PDF File (Spanish) . The deadline to receive a request is 5:00 pm on the 12th day before Election Day (However, due to mail delivery times , please request and return your ballot as soon as possible.) For requests already on file, ballots are typically mailed about 33-40 days before Election Day. Some exceptions apply. 

For voters who did not request a ballot to be mailed before the deadline and are unable to go to an early voting location or to the designated Election Day polling place, a ballot may be acquired from our office after ballots have been mailed and through Election Day. A designee may pick up a ballot for a voter by providing written authorization from the voter, completing an affidavit (English) PDF FileThis link will direct you to an external website.  / (Spanish) , and providing a picture ID.  

Voted Ballots must be returned to the Elections Office by 7:00 pm on Election Day. Mail ballots may also be returned to a secure ballot intake station located inside of an early voting location during the designated early voting hours (see below). Mail ballots cannot be accepted at an Election Day polling place. 

When the ballot is returned, the voter's signature from the ballot envelope is compared to the signature(s) in the voter's record. It is important that mail ballot voters keep their signature on file up-to-date. If you need to update your signature in your record, it must be updated before the mail ballot is returned. If you returned your ballot, but forgot to sign the ballot envelope or your signature does not match the signature in your record, you will be notified and you can complete and return the Vote-by-Mail Ballot Signature Cure Affidavit (English) PDF FileThis link will direct you to an external website.  / (Spanish)  no later than 5:00 pm on the 2nd day after Election Day. Once mail ballots are accepted for tabulation, they are counted just like any other ballot that is cast, usually prior to Election Day, and are typically included in the first results to be reported on Election Night.

Members of the United States Uniformed Services on active duty and the Merchant Marines, their spouses and dependents, and United States citizens residing outside of the United States have additional options and allowances when it comes to voting by mail, including getting the ballot sooner and by electronic means. For more details, please visit the page below:


2. Vote Early (in person)

Early Voting provides a more convenient alternative to traditional Election Day voting. Early Voting allows you to cast your ballot in person just as you would on Election Day, but at a time, day, or location that may be more convenient. Early polling places may also be less busy than an Election Day polling places. Early Voting occurs in multiple locations throughout the county on the week or so before Election Day in state and federal elections. Remember to bring an acceptable form of photo/signature identification to vote early. Voters without valid ID to vote, or who may otherwise be ineligible, have the option to vote a provisional ballot. Please notify the poll worker if you need to update your registration. They will assist you with completing the necessary paperwork to update your record. If you are in line at the polling place when the polls close, you will be permitted to cast a ballot.

For early voting locations, dates, and times, visit the link below:


3. Vote on Election Day (in person)

If you choose to cast your ballot on Election Day, you must go to your home precinct’s polling place to do so. On Election Day, the polls open at 7:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.  If you are in line at the polling place when the polls close, you will be permitted to cast a ballot.

Remember to bring an acceptable form of photo/signature identification to vote. Voters without valid ID to vote, or who may otherwise be ineligible, have the option to vote a provisional ballot

Please notify the poll worker if you need to update your registration.  They will assist you with completing the necessary paperwork to update your record or in determining if you are at the correct polling place. 

For upcoming elections and Election Day voting locations, please visit the links below:

 

 

Main Office: map This link will direct you to an external website.  
Walton County Courthouse
571 US Hwy 90 East, Suite 102
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

PHONE: (850) 892-8112 
FAX: (850) 892-8113
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm                 

Branch Office: map This link will direct you to an external website.
Walton County Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Blvd, Suite 300
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

PHONE: (850) 622-0744
FAX: (850) 622-1291
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
 

This website is provided as a source for public information. The Walton County Supervisor of Elections makes every effort to ensure the information provided is accurate. However, no warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use or interpretation.

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