Mail-in ballots start being sent out in Broward County

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - As the election nears, Broward County has started to send out Vote-By-Mail ballots to registered voters who requested them.

On Thursday morning, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections began mailing Vote-By-Mail ballots.

“Our top number in the past has been 300,000 ballots, so we’re nearly doubling the number of Vote-By-Mail ballots that are going out to voters,” Broward County Supervisor of Elections Peter Antonocci said.

7News cameras captured U.S. Postal Service trucks at the Voter Equipment Center in Lauderhill, collecting approximately 250,000 mail-in ballots.

More than 500,000 voters in Broward County have elected to vote by mail.

The county’s machines were tested on Thursday, and since officials found no issues with them, they will begin counting votes as the ballots come in.

Around 200,000 additional ballots are expected to be mailed in the next three days, according to Antonocci.

“The ballots come in every day, and we got half a million going out,” Antonocci said. “There will be thousands coming back.”

Voters are mandated to use a blue or black pen while filling out their ballot, place the ballot in the privacy sleeve once complete, sign and date the outside of the return envelope and send it back using a prepaid postage stamp.

“Sign your ballot, put it in the mail as quickly as possible,” Antonocci said.

Broward County residents can request a Vote-By-Mail ballot by clicking here.

The last day to request a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2020 election is Oct. 24.

For those who plan on sending in their Vote-By-Mail ballot, it must be received no later than 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.

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