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Many Duval County Voters Must Renew Their Absentee Ballot Requests
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Many Duval County Voters Must Renew Their Absentee Ballot Requests

 

A change in Florida Election Laws means thousands of absentee voters in Duval County will no longer receive their absentee ballots until they make a new request to the Supervisor of Elections Office.

17,601 voters who requested an absentee ballot after May 28th and before November 3rd, 2010 must now make a new request to the Supervisor of Elections Office in order to receive an absentee ballot for the upcoming First Election on March 22nd, and the May 17th General Election.

This change is the result of a law signed by former Florida Governor Charlie Crist on May 28, 2010 which states that absentee ballot requests in any calendar year after May 28th would only be valid through the next General (Federal ) Election, which took place on November 2, 2010.

Voters who requested absentee ballots prior to May 28th, 2010  will receive Absentee Ballots for two years, (under the old law) including the November 2012 Presidential Election.  They are not affected by the May 28th change.

Voters who specify that they want their renewed absentee ballot request to be, “for all elections” will receive absentee ballots through the November 2012 Presidential Election. But after November 7, 2012 (The Presidential Election) ALL absentee requests will expire and ALL voters will be required to make NEW absentee ballot requests to be valid through the November 2014 General Election.

To request an absentee ballot, registered Duval County Voters can call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 904-630-1414, or make the request through our website: www.duvalelections.com  Voters can also check our website to see if their absentee ballot request is active, or if they need to file a new request.

 

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