Your Palm Beach County Elections Office has been busy getting our community (including students) voter ready! Leading up to Voter Registration Day, we hosted several outreach events, went live on-the-air to answer your election-related questions, and partnered with the Palm Beach County School District to get students pre-registered. We have also started mailing Vote-by-Mail ballots for the Special Primary Election for U.S. House of Representatives to voters who requested a mail ballot.
 
Read on to learn more in the September Edition of our Elections Report. Have questions? Contact us at (561) 656-6200 or email info@VotePalmBeach.gov. You can also get the latest information at www.VotePalmBeach.gov and by joining our social networks @VotePalmBeach.
Special Election for U.S. House of Representatives, District 20

The November 2, 2021 Special Primary Election for U.S. House of Representatives, District 20 is quickly approaching.

Here is what you need to know to make your vote count!

U.S. House of Representatives, District 20 includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Registered voters living in Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay, Loxahatchee Groves, Haverhill, Mangonia Park, Glen Ridge, Cloud Lake, Lake Park, Riviera Beach, parts of Royal Palm Beach, and parts of West Palm Beach are eligible to cast their ballot in the upcoming Special Primary Election.

Make sure your voter registration information is up to date and, if you are not sure whether you live within Congressional District 20, please visit the “My Status” page of our website, enter your information, and then select “Upcoming Elections” or “View Office Holders” under the voter information tab.

IMPORTANT: Florida is a "closed primary" state. That means only the voters registered within that political party may vote in that party's Primary Election. The voter registration/party affiliation change deadline to vote in the Special Primary Election is October 4, 2021. You can change your party affiliation by submitting an updated Voter Registration Application.

In Palm Beach County, there are 3 ways to vote:

1) VOTE-BY-MAIL
  • Request a Vote-by-Mail ballot online, email votebymail@votepalmbeach.gov, or call (561) 656-6208. Please have your Florida Driver License, Florida ID card, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number available when making your request.
  • The deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2021. A ballot can be picked up in person at one of our four offices until November 1, 2021.
  • You can track your Vote-by-Mail ballot from the moment you request it until the time it has been counted. If there is an issue with your signature, you'll see an alert with instructions to correct the issue.
  • Vote-by-Mail ballots may be returned at any Early Voting location during Early Voting hours, at a secure drop box, or one of our four offices during office hours.
  • See the map below for ballot drop off hours and locations.
  • ALL Vote-by-Mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2021, for your vote to count.
 
2) EARLY VOTING
Saturday, October 23, 2021, through Sunday, October 31, 2021. Polls are open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Registered voters can vote at any of the 5 Early Voting locations.
  • Visit VotePalmBeach.gov for Early Voting locations, directions, and wait times.
  • A secure Vote-by-Mail ballot drop box will be available at each Early Voting location during Early Voting hours.
  • See the map below for Early Voting hours and locations!
 
3) ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • On Election Day, you must vote at your assigned polling place.
  • Your polling place can be found on your Voter Registration Information Card, on the "Find My Precinct" page on our website, and on the "My Status" page on our website.
  • Remember to bring a valid photo and signature ID. A list of acceptable forms of identification can be found on our website


Important Dates and Deadlines
Deadline to register to vote or change your party is October 4, 2021.

Deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2021.

Vote-by-Mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Early Voting is available Saturday, October 23, 2021 through Sunday, October 31, 2021. Polls are open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information about voting in the Special Primary Election and important deadlines, please visit VotePalmBeach.gov or call (561) 656-6200.

Congressional District 20 includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. For more Special Election information, we encourage Palm Beach County voters to visit VotePalmBeach.gov and Broward County voters to visit BrowardVotes.gov  


ExpressVote is making voting easier, faster, and more secure!
Your Palm Beach County Elections Office will be using ExpressVote for all in person Early Voting in the Special Election for U.S. House of Representatives, District 20. Used for several years in Florida for voters with disabilities or needing assistance, ExpressVote equipment will now be used by every eligible voter during Early Voting at all five Early Voting sites in the Special Election.

Voters who choose to vote in person at an Early Voting location will benefit from the ease of use and extra security ExpressVote offers. Watch the video below to see how ExpressVote makes voting easier, faster, and more secure!

Have you signed up for informed delivery?!
As the Special Election approaches, your PBC Elections Office encourages all voters to sign-up for Informed Delivery with the U.S. Postal Service. Informed Delivery is a secure, FREE feature that provides eligible residential consumers with a digital preview of their incoming mail and packages.

You can conveniently view what’s arriving in your mailbox via email notifications, an online dashboard, or mobile app. As a voter, you will have a more convenient and secure “vote at home” experience, because you will be able to see when your Election Mail will arrive. Learn more about Informed Delivery and sign up at www.usps.com.
LIVE! Election Headquarters Phonebank
answers your calls
Your Palm Beach County Elections Office partnered with WPBF-25 News on September 21 to host a live phone bank to help voters request a mail ballot, update voter registrations, prepare for the upcoming Special Election for U.S. House of Representatives, District 20, and answer any questions about voting or your Elections Office. We extended our Elections Office hours for phone calls during a LIVE phone bank to help voters make their vote count. Special thanks to WPBF-25 News for providing coverage throughout the day of the phone bank program, which included live updates from Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link. 

If you didn't get a chance to dial in during the Election Headquarters Phonebank, that's OK! Our Elections Team is ready to take your call today! You can reach us during office hours at (561) 656-6200.


It’s been a busy September
with National Voter Registration Day and more!
Your Palm Beach County Elections Office is one of over 2,000 agencies and organizations that joined forces for National Voter Registration Day to get every American #VoteReady. Our Elections Team had several activities planned throughout the month of September leading up to the September 28 Civic Holiday, such as working with area schools to get students pre-registered.

Below are just a few highlights from September, which we consider to be “Voter Registration Month!”

Earlier this month, your Elections Team partnered with the City of Riviera Beach to host an Election Information Forum at the Riviera Beach Marina Village, where we provided a socially-distanced, COVID-safe opportunity for residents to register to vote, get election-related updates, prepare for the upcoming Special Election, and learn how recent changes to Florida’s election code (SB90) affects voters and the voting process.
We also celebrated National Disability Voter Registration Week from September 13 – 20 to increase the political power of people with disabilities by getting people registered and sharing resources relating to the several ways voters with disabilities have full access to vote in Palm Beach County.

We continue to be on a mission to make sure everyone in our community has the information, tools, and confidence they need to register to vote. Follow us on social media @VotePalmBeach or visit our website to learn more!

If you are interested in hosting a voter registration or education event, please call us at (561) 656-6200 or email info@votepalmbeach.gov.