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The Supervisor Of Elections Hasn’t Received My Mail-In Ballot. Can I Vote In Person?

Duval County vote-by-mail ballot.
Jessica Palombo
Duval County vote-by-mail ballot.

Tuesday, August 18, is Florida’s Primary Day. 

If a voter sent a mail-in ballot, but the Supervisor of Elections website shows that it hasn’t been received, can that voter still cast a ballot in person on Election Day?

Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan said they absolutely can.

“If they’ve already mailed the ballot, they can vote at their precinct,” he said. “If they still have their mail ballot, they can go to the precinct and just destroy it. Or they can take the mail ballot and drop it off at our main office at 105 East Monroe Street.”

Check whether a mail-in ballot has been received and counted in Duval County. 

Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Supervisor of Elections Office. Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day but received afterward are considered late and therefore not valid.

A voted absentee ballot will not be accepted at a polling place.

Hogan said vote-by-mail is up significantly over previous elections, and in-person voting is down, likely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s more information on voting by mail in Duval County

Brendan Rivers can be reached at, 904-358-6396 or on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.

Special Projects Producer Brendan Rivers joined WJCT News in August of 2018 after several years as a reporter and then News Director at Southern Stone Communications, which owns and operates several radio stations in the Daytona Beach area.