Absentee vs. Vote By Mail Rumor vs RealityPublished August 17, 2020 There is no difference in how the application, or the ballot is processed. Florida doesn’t have absentee, just Vote by Mail. ReferencesFlorida Department of State Voters Page USA.gov Related cards Fixing a Rejected Ballot Fixing a Rejected Ballot Can someone else submit my absentee ballot for me? Can someone else submit my absentee ballot for me? What is ballot harvesting? What is ballot harvesting?