What are vote-by-mail ballot requests activity reports?A county-specific activity report contains information about each voter who requests a vote-by-mail ballot for a scheduled election. The reports do not include information about voters with address protection under the law. Each report contains cumulative information from the previously submitted daily activity reports.
When are vote-by-mail ballot requests activity reports filed?Each county must upload daily activity reports to the State starting 60 days before and ending 15 days after the election (presidential preference primary, primary and general election or special or special primary election). The State creates a statewide file daily by consolidating the individual county reports as most recently filed. If a county has not submitted a report due for that day, it will be noted online and you will need to contact the county Supervisor of Elections to obtain the report.
When are vote-by-mail ballot requests activity reports processed?Each county reports to the State by 8 a.m. The State posts the statewide file no later than 9 a.m. The website is refreshed at noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) to capture any outstanding county report subsequently uploaded so that all 67 county reports are reflected in the statewide consolidated file for that day. State posting of these reports will end on the 15th day after the applicable election.
Who can access vote-by-mail ballot requests activity reports?Only the following persons and entities listed in law are entitled to access these activity reports:
- a canvassing board
- a political party or official thereof
- a candidate who has filed qualification papers and is opposed in an upcoming election
- registered political committees
How are vote-by-mail ballot requests activity reports accessed?
- To request access to these reports at the state level complete the application.
- If approved, logon through Vote-by-Mail Requests Activity Reports.
When does access to vote-by-mail ballot requests activity reports expire?Authorized access to these activity reports at the State level automatically expires at the end of the calendar year in which issued.
Authority: Section 101.62(3), Fla. Stat.; Rule 1S-2.043, Fla. Admin. Code