Vote by Mail Information
We will begin mailing out VBM ballots on 7/14/2022.
The last day to request a VBM for the Primary Election is
August 13, 2022.
VBM ballots must be received in the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7pm on Election day to be counted.
Vote by Mail Requests:
1. Voter must have a request on file to receive a VBM ballot.
One request covers all elections through (1) calendar year or you may
choose individual elections for which you are eligible.
2. You may request in writing, in person, by phone (850-653-9520),
or online at www.votefranklinfl.gov, for yourself or an immediate
3. You must provide your name, address, date of birth, Florida DL
or ID number or last 4 of SS number. Written request must contain
the Voter’s signature. If requesting for a family member you must provide
this information for the voter and yourself.
4. A request for the ballot to be mailed to an address other than the address
on file must be in writing and must be signed by the voter and include the
voter’s FL DL/ID or last 4 of SS#.
5. It is unlawful for any person to physically possess more than two VBM ballots
per election in addition to his or her own or immediate family member.
A Secure Ballot Intake Station (formerly ballot drop box) will be available inside
the Supervisor of Elections Office for convenient ballot drop off. There will also be a Secure Ballot Intake Station available during Early Voting Hours at the Carrabelle Courthouse Annex.
Candidate Qualifying Update: Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor Offices: Governor DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1078 into law late on June 15, 2022. It requires all Soil and Water Conservation seats to be on the General Election ballot this year. Candidates must qualify by noon, June 17, 2022. For information on qualifying please contact our office at 850-653-9520.
Due to the passing of Carrabelle City Commissioner Frank Mathes the City of Carrabelle will have 3 seats open for the General Election.
Those interested in running will qualify with City Clerk Keisha Messer beginning Noon, Monday, June 13th and ending Noon, Friday June 17th.
NOTICE: Polling Location Change for the August 23rd Primary Election
Precinct 3 and Precinct 4 that normally vote at the National Guard Armory will vote at the Holy Family Historic Center, 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Street, Apalachicola.
The Armory is closed due to ongoing construction.
2022 Primary Election Dates
Deadline to register or change party: Monday July 25, 2022
Early Voting: August 13 - August 20, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Election Day: August 23, 2022
2022 General Election Dates
Deadline to register to vote or change party: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Early Voting: October 24 - November 5, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Election Day: November 8, 2022
Election Security Facts
SENATE BILL 90
SENATE BILL 90 SPANISH
Canvassing Board Meeting s actual cost of signature verification of an initiative petition is $0.10 per signature.
2020 News and Notices
VBM Guidance for envelope issues:
If your return Voter's Certificate envelope arrives pre-sealed, please contact us immediately at 850-653-9520 to have a replacement envelope mailed to you. You may also come by the Elections office located at 47, Ave F, Apalachicola and pick up a replacement envelope.
You may also carefully open the top of your envelope with scissors or letter opener, place your ballot inside, sign and date the envelope in the space provided and seal the envelope with tape. This will not cause your ballot to be rejected.
If your ballot arrives to you damaged, please notify us right away at 850-653-9520 for a replacement ballot and other options available to you to cast your vote.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee issued a directive to re-open Florida's voter registration deadline until 7pm today October 6, 2020 You may come into either our Main Office at 47 Ave F, Apalachicola, FL or our Annex branch at 912 NW Ave A, Carrabelle or by clicking on the register to vote link until 7pm today.
If you have any questions please call our office at 850-653-9520
Notice to Voters VBM Information