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Florida Primary August 18, 2020

General Election November 3, 2020

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Voters' Guide to Lee County Candidates

will be published by early July 2020

Virtual Candidate Forums

for Lee County Candidates

links will be posted on VOTE411 and on this website

hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida

in partnership with the Alliance for the Arts

Register by July 20, 2020

To Vote in the August 18, 2020 Primary Election

Click here to Register to Vote or Change Party Affiliation

 VOTE BY MAIL

Request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot by August 8, 2020

To Vote in the August 18, 2020 Primary Election

https://www.lee.vote/Vote-by-Mail/Vote-by-Mail-Information/Request-a-Vote-by-Mail-Ballot

 IF YOU VOTE BY MAIL, BE TIMELY & TRACK YOUR BALLOT!

Voters can track the status of their vote-by-mail ballot https://www.lee.vote/Admin/Check-my-Registration-Status .  If a ballot has not been received, or there is a problem with a signature, it will say "not received" or "cure letter sent". If this happens, voters need to contact the Supervisor of Elections immediately.

VOTER ASSISTANCE HOTLINE
1-866-308-6739

VOTE

VOTE BY MAIL  VOTE EARLY OR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

Election and Voting Information
Lee County Supervisor of Elections
239-LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683)
http://www.lee.vote

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CANDIDATES AND ISSUES

VOTE411 Voter Guide
www.vote411.org 

 

 

 WELCOME TO LEE COUNTY

During the steps of becoming a Florida resident, you will be given the opportunity to register to vote when getting a driver’s license or state-issued photo identification. You can also receive a voter’s registration application at any Lee County Public Library, Post Office, Election Office or download the form from www.lee.vote. After completing the application, signing and submitting it to the Supervisor of Elections, you will receive your voter’s registration card in the mail. As of October 1, 2017, online registration is available at www.registertovoteflorida.gov. In order to vote, you must be registered 29 days before an upcoming election.

All registered voters are encouraged to obtain a Mail-in Ballot which allows time to examine the candidates and issues. No reason needs to be given to request a Mail-in Ballot, simply contact the Supervisor of Elections at 239.533-8683 or online at www.leevote.

Florida has a closed primary that does not allow a voter to cross party lines in selecting a choice from among candidates running for a particular office in the primary, unless there are no other candidates running in the general election. Changing political party affiliation requires updating a new voter registration application.

Lee County Offices Lee County is governed by five members of the Board of County Commissioners who are elected for four-year staggered terms by the countywide electorate. They represent designated districts even though voting is done at-large, meaning countywide. www.leegov.com/BOCC.

The School Board for the District of Lee County sets policy for the public schools throughout the county and appoints the Superintendent of Schools. The seven-person nonpartisan Board is elected to serve four-year terms. Five members represent single-member districts and are elected by voters from within that district. Two members are elected at-large. www.leeschools.net.

Nonpartisan elections for four-year terms are held for the following countywide public offices:

Clerk of Courts – (responsible for the maintenance of all property, civil and criminal records, and auditing all county departments except the school district.) www.leeflclerk.govoffice3.com

County Court Judges – www.ca.cjis20.org Hospital Board – www.leehealth.org/boardofdirectors/index.asp

Mosquito Board – www.lcmcd.com Property Appraiser – www.leepa.org

Supervisor of Elections – www.lee.vote

Tax Collector – www.leetc.com

Lee County Sheriff is a partisan election held every four years – www.sheriffleefl.org

There are six cities within Lee County, each city has non-partisan City Councils that are chosen every two years. Local election dates are posted on www.lee.vote

City of Bonita Springs – www.cityofbonitasprings.org

Cape Coral – www.capecoral.net

Village of Estero – www.estero-fl.gov

City of Fort Myers - www.cityftmyers.com

The Town of Fort Myers Beach - www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov

Sanibel- www.mysanibel.com

Lee County and neighboring Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte counties form the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. Every four years voters in those counties elect:

State Attorney – www.sao.cjis20.org

Public Defender – www.pd.cjis20.org

Circuit Court Judges – www.ca.cjis20.org The best way to get to know Lee County is by participating in a free program called,

LeeGROWS. www.leegov.com/leegrows . It is a government resource and orientation workshop series.

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