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Increasing Estero’s Electoral Participation
The November 6th General Election is important because of the
Presidential race along with many more national, state and local races.
To participate in these elections, you must be registered to vote in
Florida by October 9, 2012.
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Any person at least 18 years of age, who is a citizen of the United States
and a permanent resident of Florida and of the county where he wishes to
register, is eligible to register with the Supervisor of Elections. Once
registered, if you vote at least once every four years, your registration is
active and permanent.
The Easiest Way to Register
A voter registration application may be obtained at the following website…
http://www.esterofl.org/eccl/voter-participation.htm . Just print
a copy of the form, complete it and mail it to:
Lee County Supervisor of Elections
P.O Box 2545
Fort Myers, Florida 33902
Other Ways to Register
Forms may be obtained and completed at the Lee County Supervisor of Elections
satellite office at 24951 Old US 41 Suite 10, Bonita Springs. This office is
open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. It is located on the east
side of Old 41 about two blocks south of the US 41/Old 41 intersection…just
north of the railroad tracks.
Registration forms can also be obtained at public libraries, Chamber of
Commerce, Dept of Motor Vehicles, AAA Motor Club sites throughout the county.
Information on registration forms may be obtained by calling (239) 533-8683.
To request an absentee ballot, or for answers to questions about absentee
ballots that are not covered below, please contact the Lee County Supervisor of
Elections Absentee Department at 239-339-6315 or contact their Main Office by
phone at 239-339-6300, or by fax at 239-339-6322.
To obtain an absentee ballot application form that you can mail to the
Supervisor of Elections, go to the following webpage:
http://www.leeelections.com/absballot.htm and click on "Click here to go to
the Absentee Ballot Request Form page".
All registered voters can apply for an absentee ballot immediately. Applying
early saves time because the Elections staff is not as busy and avoids the
possibility of the ballot arriving too late. Legally, applications are accepted
until 3 days prior to the election.
Rules and Procedures
Any registered voter in Lee County may request absentee ballots. Requests for
absentee ballots may be requested for the primary election, the general
election, both of them and for all elections within a calendar year. If you are
requesting an absentee ballot for more than one election and will be at
different locations be prepared to communicate that to the Supervisor of
Elections when you request your absentee ballots.
Only the voter or a designated member of his or her immediate family or legal
guardian can request an absentee ballot for the voter. Immediate family means
the voter's spouse, or the parent, child, grandparent, or sibling of the voter
or of the voter's spouse or legal guardian.
A request from the voter must include the following information:
*Date of Birth
*Driver's License Number
*Last 4 digits of Social Security Number (optional)
*Address and phone number where the ballot is to be sent (the ballot may not be
*Signature (written request only)
In addition, if the voter has designated an immediate family member or legal
guardian to request an absentee ballot, the designee must provide the following
*Driver's License number
*Relationship to voter
*Signature (written request only)
Returning an Absentee Ballot
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections' office by
the voter, either in person or by mail no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.
A VOTED BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT A POLLING PLACE