Any registered and qualified voter may vote a vote-by-mail ballot. In addition, all members of the Armed Forces, their family members and members of the Merchant Marine and their family members, who are U.S. citizens, may vote-by-mail. For more information on overseas vote-by-mail voters (UOCAVA), please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program web site at

When requesting a vote-by-mail ballot, you must provide your name, date of birth, Florida DL/ID or the last four of your SS#, residence address and the address to which the ballot should be mailed. You may request a ballot by completing the Vote-by-Mail Request Form below, by calling (850) 983-1900, by faxing (850)983-1829 or by completing this form and mailing it to our office 6495 Caroline St. Suite F, Milton, FL 32570 or emailing it to our office ( Requests may also be made by the voter's immediate family or legal guardian if instructed by the voter.

One request shall be deemed sufficient to receive a vote-by-mail ballot for one election cycle or you can request specific elections, if that is all you need.

Please be aware there is a free access system available through this website where you can check the status of your vote-by-mail ballot. Just click on My Status, enter the required information and it will bring you to the screen where you can check the status of your ballot. 

You must read and follow all instructions included with the vote-by-mail ballot and on the vote-by-mail ballot instructions page. In the event the vote-by-mail ballot is returned with no voter signature or the signature does not match what is on file, a vote-by-mail Ballot Affidavit must be completed and returned to the Santa Rosa County Elections Office with the proper documentation no later than 5pm on the second day after the election. Please click here to cure your signature.

A request for a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the 12th day before the election by the supervisor of elections. By delivery to a designee on election day or up to ten days prior to the day of an election. Any elector may designate in writing a person to pick up the ballot for the elector; however, the person designated may not pick up more than two vote-by-mail ballots per election, other than the designee’s own ballot, except that additional ballots may be picked up for members of the designee’s immediate family. 


Absentee/Vote-by-Mail Request Form

Tappie A. Villane, Supervisor of Elections, Santa Rosa County
OFFICE: 6495 Caroline St, Ste F, Milton, FL 32570 * PHONE: (850) 983-1900 * FAX: (850) 983-1829 * HOURS: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.