Overseas voters are defined by Section 97.021, Florida Statutes, as members of the uniformed services or the Merchant Marine who, by reason of active duty or service, are absent from the United States, or other citizens of the United States who reside outside of the country and who are qualified to vote in Florida. Members of the uniformed services or the Merchant Marine that are absent from the county and all overseas voters are allowed by Florida Statutes to receive a mail ballot either by mail, e-mail, or fax. The ballot may be returned to the Elections Office by mail or fax, except for members of the uniformed services or the Merchant Marine who are not overseas, who must return their ballot by mail.
An overseas voter making a request for a mail ballot must include their:
- Brevard County residence address
- Date of birth
- Overseas address (or APO or FPO address)
- E-mail address if they wish their mail ballots e-mailed
- Fax number if they wish their mail ballots faxed
Upon verification of their eligibility, the Elections Office will transmit the appropriate mail ballot to the voter.
All requests for a mail ballot must be received by the Elections Office no later than 5 PM (Eastern Time) on the twelfth day before the election. All mail ballots must be mailed by the Elections Office no later than the tenth day before the election.