Vote by Mail

Indian River County is encouraging voters to Vote by Mail during this period of Covid-19. You can go online and request your absentee ballot by clicking the link below.

Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal guardian can request a vote-by-mail ballot for the voter.

Ballots are mailed between 40 and 33 days (45 days for military and overseas voters) prior to each election to those voters who have requested a vote-by-mail ballot. Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded so it is important that the elections office is provided with a correct mailing address.

A vote-by-mail ballot request must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) on the tenth (10th) day before the election.

Vote-by-Mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections office by the voter, either in person or by mail. If the voter is unable to mail or personally deliver the ballot, the voter may designate a person to return the ballot. ***NEW*** For the convenience of voters, Mail Ballot Drop Boxes will be provided inside all three early voting sites during voting hours. Vote-by-Mail Ballots Boxes are sealed and secure. Ballots will be returned daily to the Elections Office. 

Completed vote-by-mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day at the Supervisor of Elections office. Completed vote-by-mail ballots cannot be accepted at a polling place on Election Day.

Vote By Mail

CDC Guidelines for Reopening

How can they help us?

Here is one example:   Are you planning on going to a restaurant?  Then familiarize yourself with these guidelines that CDC is recommending all restaurants follow. If you do not see evidence or restaurant staff is not aware of these guidelines, then perhaps you should think twice about supporting this business. If they are not following CDC guidelines then what guidelines are they following?

Down load the Restaurant Guidelines Here

Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework

Would you like to see a document created by the nation’s top disease investigators with step-by-step advice to local authorities on how and when to reopen during the still-raging Covid-19 outbreak? The report titled, “Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework” was written by the scientists and professionals at the Center for Disease Control.

Page One of Seven from the CDC

Unfortunately, this document was shelved and blocked for public distribution by high level government officials.

You can read the entire story uncovered by the Associated Press here.

Fortunately, the AP was able to obtain a copy of the “Guidance” and you can find it here:

Guidance for Implementing the Opening Up America Again Framework

Do you know why this document was blocked? Tell me in a comment.

2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, May 29, 2020, and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020.

During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.

How to Make Your Own Disinfecting Solution

Do you have bleach at home?  Read more and carefully follow these instructions to create your own disinfecting solution.

Do Not Take Internally!

Remember: Bleach is an incredibly powerful and effective disinfectant. It can help you protect your family from the spread of COVID-19, but it needs to be used properly according to the instructions on the label. 

Do not try this until you Read More