Here's how to check if your vote counted in Florida

Posted at 5:53 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 16:09:59-05

Counties across Florida are rushing to try and meet the state's Thursday deadline for the election recount. 

So, you may be wondering if your voted counted in the Nov. 6 election. 

In some Florida counties, and based on how you voted, there are some ways to check.

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Mail-In Ballots

With mail-in ballots, you can check to see if your vote was counted by going online. Registered voters can visit the state's Division of Elections website and put in their name and birth date. 

You will then see a link titled "Ballot and Precinct Information." 

Once you click that link, it will take you to your county supervisor of elections website and display your mail ballot status and whether it’s been counted.

Provisional ballots

Provisional ballots are used when a voter's eligibility is in question. The voter may may lack a proper form of identification.

The local canvassing board will simply compare your signature on the provisional ballot certificate with the signature on your voter registration record. If the signatures match, your provisional ballot will be counted.

How do I find out if my provisional ballot was counted?

  • According to the Florida Division of Elections, provisional ballot voters will be given a Notice of Rights which will include instructions on how to find out if your provisional ballot was counted, and if not, the reason(s) why, will be contained in your notice of rights handed to you at the time that you vote a provisional ballot. Information as to whether your provisional ballot was counted or not must be made available no later than 30 days following the election.

In-person voting

Bad news if you voted in person. Many counties in Florida, including Palm Beach County, don't have a way to see if you voted.

TCPalm reports that Treasure Coast counties, including Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie, do offer that option.

Go to the Division of Elections website for your county supervisor of elections, you will then see if you voted in the November election.