Voting is Fundamental to our Democracy
Vote Safely, Securely, Informed and Early
General Election November 3, 2020
Request Vote-by-Mail Ballot by October 24, 2020
VOTE BY MAIL VOTE EARLY OR VOTE ON ELECTION DAY
Election and Voting Information
Lee County Supervisor of Elections
VOTE411 www.Vote411.org in English and https://www.vote411.org/es in Spanish by the League of Women Voters Education Fund is an excellent one-stop resource for nonpartisan election information. VOTE411 includes responses in the candidates’ own words to important questions on Lee County issues, links to virtual candidate forums, analysis of the six proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution, background information on judicial candidates up for merit retention, and election protection hotlines for voters who encounter problems.
Request Vote-by-Mail Ballot Now. Verify your mailing address, ballots will not be forwarded. The Lee County Supervisor of Elections will mail Vote-by-Mail ballots to voters about 35 days before the election.
Vote Timely. Vote-By-Mail Ballots must be received by election day.
Sign and date the ballot envelope after sealing. Your signature must match your registration signature.
Track Your Ballot https://www.lee.vote/Admin/Check-my-Registration-Status. Assure your ballot is received and counted. Any issues contact the Supervisor of Elections immediately: 239-533-8683, www.lee.vote
Hand-carry and deposit Vote-by-Mail ballots in the Lee County Supervisor of Elections’ secure drop boxes. Verify sites and times: 239-533-8683, http://www.lee.vote. or mail as soon as you can.
Early Voting: October 19, 2020 to October 31, 2020.
November 3, 2020 Vote in-person or drop off Vote-By-Mail Ballot at Supervisor of Election sites. Verify sites: 239-533-8683, www.lee.vote
If you decide to vote in person, you may surrender your Vote-by-Mail ballot and vote in person.
Contact the Lee County Supervisor of Elections, 239-533-8683, www.lee.vote for voting and registration information, and to verify sites and times for secure drop boxes and voting.
ELECTION PROTECTION HOTLINES for voting issues and problems, contact:
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español) (1-888-839-8682)
1-800-342-0823 Disability Rights Florida
1-877-My-VOTE-0 (1-877-698-6830) Florida Rights Restoration
League of Women Voters of Florida Election Information
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
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
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.