Important Voter Information
Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Any Florida voter can request a Vote-by-Mail ballot. Enroll in Vote-by-Mail by clicking the button, above, and completing the form. The deadline for requesting a Vote-by-Mail ballot is ten (10) days before the relevant election. Vote-by-Mail ballots must be received by the Elections Office no later than 7:00 PM on the day of the election. We recommend mailing your ballot at least a week before the election to ensure its timely delivery.
If you need to send overnight, use USPS Express or Priority Mail – FedEx and UPS do not deliver to P.O. boxes.
Vote-by-Mail enrollment in Florida expires after two full election cycles. If you have been, or believe you already are, enrolled in Vote-by-Mail, click the button, above, to confirm or renew your status.
Attention Lee County voters currently sheltering-in-place out of Florida:
Due to the ongoing pandemic, many residents of Lee County currently residing out of state are finding themselves either unable or unwilling to return to Lee County for the upcoming elections. The Post Office will not forward your Vote-By-Mail Ballot but that does not mean you cannot vote.
• If you are Registered to Vote in Florida but not currently enrolled in Vote-By-Mail:
You can go to the SOE website https://lee.electionsfl.org/Vote-by-Mail/Vote-by-Mail-Information/Request-a-Vote-by-Mail-Ballot and scroll down to where it says, Vote-by–Mail Request Form (in either English or Spanish). Click on the Form and print it out. When completing the Form, make sure that you complete the 3rd line, Mail Ballot To: This is where you input the address where you want your ballot to be mailed.
You can then mail, fax or email (as an attachment) the Vote-By-Mail Ballot Request Form.
Be careful when you sign the form as your signature will be matched to the signature on file with SOE.
• If you are already enrolled in Vote-By-Mail but do not want your ballot to be mailed to your Florida Residence:
You can go to the SOE website https://lee.electionsfl.org/Vote-by-Mail/Vote-by-Mail-Information/Request-a-Vote-by-Mail-Ballot. Click Proceed and complete the information requested to get to your voter information and choose the ballots you want mailed to your out-of-State address. Eventually, you will see your addresses that are on file with the SOE. Click on the address where you would like the requested Ballot mailed. You should receive a confirmatory email.
If the mailing address where you would like your ballot to be mailed is not listed as an option, then you MUST file a written change-of-address request with the SOE if you want to receive your Ballot at an address other than your Florida residence. Follow the procedure, above, for enrolling in Vote-by-Mail.
Or you can click here, download the letter, fill in the blanks and return it to the SOE by mail, fax, or as an attachment to an email.
• In either case, it is critical that you sign the form or letter and that your signature matches the signature the SOE has in their files.
Five days after you have emailed or faxed your change-of-address request, call the SOE office (239) 533-8683 to confirm the change has been recorded. If you mailed your request, leave enough time for the post office to deliver it before you call. Because of the time it takes to process address change requests DO NOT wait until the last minute to send yours in. DO IT NOW!
If you are not sure if the SOE has your out-of-state address on file, go ahead and send in the request anyway. There is no penalty for doing so and it is better to be sure than to find out too late that you will not receive a vote-by-mail ballot!
Where to return your completed form or letter:
By fax: (239) 533-6322
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail: Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 2545
Fort Myers FL 33902
Register To Vote Online
Any Florida resident who is eligible to vote or is already registered to vote in Florida may use the Online Voter Registration (OVR) form to submit an application, update an existing registration, or prefill an application form to print and deliver to the Supervisor of Elections office.
Users will need a Florida driver license or state identification (ID) card and the last four digits of their social security number to complete and submit the voter registration application electronically. Once an individual’s identity is verified and the application is deemed complete, a voter information card will be issued by a Supervisor of Elections office.
(Online Voter Registration has multiple safeguards in place to verify and protect a person’s identity and personal information)
Early Voting Information
|General Election November 3, 2020
||Monday, October 19, 2020, to
Saturday, October 31, 2020
|10 A.M. to
Vote-by-Mail Ballot Drop Box Availability
If you would like to drop off your Vote-by-Mail ballot in person, you may do so during early voting at any office of the Lee County Supervisor of Elections,
Monday – Friday, from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
You may use a secure drop box at any Lee County Early Voting site September 29 through October 31.
Find Your Primary Voting Location:
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – General Election
• Federal, State, County
• City of Cape Coral
• City of Fort Myers
Regular Election • City of Bonita Springs
Registration Closing Deadline – Monday, October 5, 2020
Request Deadline – Saturday, October 24, 2020
Return Request by Mail Deadline: Tuesday, October 27, 2020*
*Mail your ballot at least a week before the election to ensure timely delivery.