Vote by mail procedures change


Approximately 22,500 vote by mail ballots were mailed Feb. 6 to voters who requested them for the March 17 Presidential Preference Primary Election.

Because of a 2019 law, a big change for St. Johns County voters is that the Vote by Mail Drop Boxes will only be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 7 to 14 inside early voting locations. A 24-hour drop box in front of the Elections Office will also be available for voters’ convenience.

Drop boxes will no longer be available at all public libraries, the Tax Collector’s Offices in Julington Creek and Ponte Vedra Beach or at St. Augustine Beach City Hall.

In order to be counted, vote by mail ballots must be returned to the Elections Office by 7 p.m. Election Day.

As a reminder, the March 17 election is open only to registered Republican and Democratic voters to select their party nominee for President, and for voters who reside in the City of St. Augustine to vote on charter amendments. Voters registered with a minor party or no party affiliation (NPA) are not eligible to vote in that election.

For more information, visit  or call the Elections Office at (904) 823-2238.


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