October 31 is Deadline to Request a Vote By Mail Ballot
After October 31, you can go to the Supervisor of Elections office to pick up a vote by mail ballot.
This in from the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office...
The deadline to request a Vote By Mail ballot to be mailed to voters for the November 6 Election is 5 p.m. on October 31, 2012. After 5 p.m. on October 31, voters may still pick up a Vote By Mail ballot in person at any of the Supervisor of Elections' four offices.
All Vote By Mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day -
November 6. Ballots can either be returned by mail or hand-delivered to any of
the Supervisor of Elections' four offices. If you have a Vote By Mail ballot,
be sure it is in the possession of the Supervisor of Elections by this
Voters who wish to request or track the status of their Vote By Mail ballot
may do so by contacting the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office
at (813) 612-4180, or by logging on to www.VoteHillsborough.org.