Aug. 13 is deadline to request a mail ballot, plus early voting begins

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Aug. 13 is the deadline to request a mail ballot, plus early voting begins that day.

A new law requires voters to request a mail ballot each election year — not every two election cycles as before — no later than 5 p.m. Saturday. Here's how:

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St. Lucie County

Early voting begins Aug. 13 and ends Aug. 20.
Early voting begins Aug. 13 and ends Aug. 20.

SLCElections.com; 772-462-1500; fax the request form in English or Spanish to 772-462-1439; email it to VoteByMail@SLCElections.com; mail it to elections supervisor Gertrude Walker at 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34947-5412; or ask in person, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at any of these offices:

  • Orange Blossom Business Center, 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce

  • St. Lucie West South County Annex, 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie

  • Walton Road County Administration Annex, 1664 S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie

  • Tradition, inside tax collector’s office, 10264 S.W. Village Parkway, Port St. Lucie.

Indian River County

VoteIndianRiver.gov; 772-226-4700; fax the request form in English or Spanish to 772-770-5367; email it to VoteByMail@VoteIndianRiver.gov; mail it to elections supervisor Leslie Rossway Swan at 4375 43rd Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32967-1024; or ask in person, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the same address. Voters with disabilities may request an accessible mail ballot at 772-226-4702 or 772-226-4718.

Martin County

MartinVotes.gov; 772-288-5637, Spanish: 833-912-1314, TTY: 772-692-7320; fax the request form in English or Spanish to 772-288-5765; email it to Elections@MartinVotes.gov; mail it to elections supervisor Vicki Davis at P.O. Box 1257, Stuart, FL 34995-1257; or ask in person, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 135 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Stuart.

If you miss the deadline ...

If you miss the Aug. 13 deadline to request a mail ballot, you may:

  • Pick up a mail ballot from your county's elections office by 5 p.m. Aug. 22

  • Vote early from Aug. 13 through Aug. 20 (see details below)

  • Vote on Election Day at your assigned polling place

Early voting in St. Lucie County

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at these locations:

  • Renaissance Business Park, 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce

  • Zora Neale Hurston Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce

  • Indian River State College, 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie

  • MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center, 9221 S.E. Event Center Place, Port St. Lucie

  • Paula A. Lewis Library, 2950 S.W. Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie

  • Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S..E Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie

Early voting in Indian River County

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at these locations:

  • Sebastian City Hall Council Chambers, 1225 Main St.

  • Indian River County Main Library, 1600 21st St., Vero Beach

  • Indian River County elections office, 4375 43rd Ave., Vero Beach

Early voting in Martin County

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at these locations:

  • Martin County elections office, 135 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stuart

  • Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown

  • Hobe Sound Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound

Early voting ID requirements

An ID with your photo and signature is required. These are acceptable:

  • U.S. passport

  • Florida driver license

  • Florida ID card from Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

  • Debit or credit card

  • Military ID

  • Student ID

  • Retirement center ID

  • Neighborhood association ID

  • Public assistance ID

  • Florida concealed weapon or firearm license

  • Government employee ID issued by any federal, state, county or municipal agency

  • Veteran health ID from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

If your photo ID does not show your signature, you will be asked to show an additional form of identification with your signature. If you do not have the required ID, you may cast a provisional ballot, the eligibility of which a canvassing board will evaluate.

This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: August 13: Early voting begins, deadline to request a mail ballot