What You Need to Know About the March 13th Election
Spring municipal elections in Boca Raton are just a week away and scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th. There are candidates on the ballot for both Boca Raton City Council Seats C & D. Armand Grossman, Paul Preste and Monica Mayotte are all running for City Seat D and Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers is seeking re-election against newcomer Kim Do for Seat C.
Boca Raton will not be holding early voting for this election, but there are options for casting your vote: You can show up at your polling place on Election Day, or use a vote-by-mail ballot.
Getting your ballot before Election Day
You may request a vote-by-mail ballot by March 7 in writing (to PO Box 22309, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416), by telephone (561-656-6200), by fax (561-656-6200) or in person at an elections office (locations for Boca Raton are listed below but to find out which location you should vote at please visit: https://www.pbcelections.org/precinctfinder.aspx).
A written request must include your name, residence address, mailing address, date of birth, local and out-of-town telephone numbers, and signature.
An immediate family member or guardian may request a ballot for you; they’ll need to include their name, address, driver license number if available, their relationship to you and their signature. (Visit the elections website for the list of immediate family members).
Starting March 8, you may still request a ballot, but you must pick it up from an elections office. Someone you designate may pick up your ballot for you if they bring an affidavit signed by you. (Visit the elections website for the affidavit form).
Ballots must be returned to the main elections office (240 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach) by 7 p.m. March 13, or to another elections office by 5 p.m. (the southeast office is at 345 S. Congress Ave., Room 103, Delray Beach). Delivering your ballot in person is recommended as Election Day gets closer.
Voting on Election Day — March 13
Arrive to vote anytime from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13.
Bring an ID with your photo and signature. This could be a Florida driver license; an ID card from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; a U.S. passport; a debit or credit card; military ID; student ID; retirement center ID; neighborhood association ID; public assistance ID; Veteran Health Identification Card; concealed-carry license; or government-issued employee ID.
If you do not have the proper ID or your registration cannot be verified, you may be given a provisional ballot. You will be notified after the election whether or not your ballot was counted.
If you are unable to reach your precinct on Election Day, you or someone you designate may pick up a vote-by-mail ballot from any elections office. An emergency affidavit (available on the elections website) is required. The ballot must be returned on time to be counted; see above for deadlines.