Vote By mail

Your ability to vote in a free and fair election is one of your most important rights as an American citizen and it is guaranteed to you by the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Vote-by-mail refers to voting a ballot received by mail or picked up by or for a voter who is unable or unwilling to go to the polls to vote during early voting or Election Day. A voter does not have to be absent from the county of residence or have an excuse in order to vote-by-mail except on Election Day (see details below). A request covers all elections through the end of the calendar year for the second ensuing regularly scheduled general election.

Requesting a Ballot

To receive a vote-by-mail ballot, the voter or authorized person must make a request in one of the following ways:

Click Here to Fill out the Online application

In writing

  • The name of the voter for whom the ballot is being requested;
  • Email:
  • Fax: 352-343-3605
  • Mail: Lake County Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 457, Tavares, FL 32778

For those making the request on behalf of themselves, the following information is required:

If a request is being made on behalf of an immediate family member or legal guardian, the following additional information must be provided:

The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed is no later than 5 p.m. on the sixth day before the election. Otherwise, a vote-by-mail 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.

Visit Lake County Supervisor of Elections office website or office to find the following information:

The information on this page was gathered from the Lake County Supervisor of Elections Website we sugest that you check to see if there have been changes or updates.

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