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How do I track the status of my mail ballot in Florida?

Check with your county supervisor of elections office to make sure your ballot was received.
A voter drops off a mail ballot for early voting at the Pinellas County Election Services County Building on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
A voter drops off a mail ballot for early voting at the Pinellas County Election Services County Building on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in St. Petersburg. [ MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times ]
Published Nov. 2, 2020

If you’re one of the more than 4.6 million Floridians who have already returned your vote-by-mail ballot for the 2020 general election, your ballot may have already been processed by your county elections office.

Voters in Florida can track their vote-by-mail ballots online through their county supervisor of elections office’s website. The sites should provide updates on whether the completed ballot has been received by the elections office and whether it has been counted. Some may also provide additional information about tracking a ballot through the postal service.

Here’s how to check on the status of your mail ballot in the Tampa Bay area:

Remember that voters whose mail ballot is flagged for a missing or mismatched signature have until 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 to submit an affidavit “curing” the problem. Elections offices are required to notify voters whose signature is flagged so they have an opportunity to fix the issue.

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