Pasco County, Florida - Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley announced Thursday that absentee ballots are now available upon request by calling the elections' office, by submitting the request in writing or by using the on-line request form on www.pascovotes.com.
The is mailing more than 10,000 absentee ballots to voters with requests already on file.
Written requests must include the voter's date of birth, signature, and Pasco County residence address. Absentee ballots cannot be forwarded but can be mailed to a temporary mailing address if outside of Pasco County. Voters are encouraged to confirm their mailing address when ordering an absentee ballot. Requests are fulfilled immediately, with ballots being mailed daily. The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is Wednesday, August 20, 2008.
Voted absentee ballots must be returned to the elections' office by 7:00 p.m. election day, August 26, 2008.
Due to postal service regulations, it will require 83¢ postage to return the ballot by mail.
Voted absentee ballots may also be hand delivered to any of the four Supervisor of Elections' Offices in Pasco County.
Voted absentee ballots may not be turned in at the polls on election day.
Written or telephonic requests for absentee ballots must come from the voter, or an immediate family member or legal guardian on behalf of a voter. Voters may pick up ballots for themselves at any of the four elections' offices, but not for someone else until four days before the election, or Thursday, August 21, 2008. Those picking up ballots on behalf of someone will need a written request from the voter, designating them as the person authorized to carry out the ballot. The designee will be asked to provide a photo ID and to complete an affidavit before releasing the ballot to them.
For more information visit http://www.pascovotes.com/.
Pasco County Supervisor of Elections