Pasco Vote-by-Mail Ballots now available
Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley announced that vote-by-mail ballots are now available upon request by calling the elections’ office, 800-851-8754, by submitting the request in writing or by using the on-line request form on www.pascovotes.com. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the office will mail nearly 65,000 ballots to voters with requests already on file.
“Voting by mail continues to increase in popularity because voters like the convenience of voting at their leisure in the privacy of their home,” said Supervisor Corley. “We continue to promote vote by mail as a viable option to early voting and election day voting which sometimes has long waiting lines.”
Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded but can be mailed to a temporary mailing address if outside of Pasco County. Requests of this type must be in writing and include the voter’s signature. All other written requests must include the voter’s date of birth, signature, and Pasco County residence address. Voters are encouraged to confirm their mailing address when ordering a vote-by-mail ballot. Requests are fulfilled immediately, with ballots being mailed daily. The deadline to request a ballot to be mailed for the Primary Election is Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
Voted ballots must be returned to the elections’ office by 7:00 p.m. election day, August 28, 2018. Due to postal service regulations, it will require 49 postage to return the ballot by mail, and voters should allow up to five business days. Voted ballots may also be hand delivered to any of the three Supervisor of Elections’ Offices in Pasco County, and will also be accepted at early voting sites during the early voting period. Voted ballots may not be turned in at the polls on election day. Voters can check the status of their vote-by-mail ballot at www.pascovotes.com.