Mail-in ballots: What you need to know

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — We are now less than three weeks from election day, and with the pandemic, more and more people across Florida are choosing to vote by mail.

9 things to know if you plan to vote by mail in Florida

In Central Florida, more than 350,000 vote-by-mail ballots have already been returned. In Orange County alone, around 100,000 more people have requested vote-by-mail ballots than in the 2016 presidential election.

Here’s what you need to know this year to make sure your ballot is counted:

  • Get it done early.
  • Drop boxes are available in some locations to return it directly to the Supervisor of Elections office.

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  • Make sure it’s signed and dated.
  • It must be in the Supervisor’s Office on Election Day.
  • Starting next Monday, drop boxes will be at each of the 20 early voting sites around Orange County.

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Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal, WFTV.com

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.