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Lee County Elections Office begins first mailing of vote-by-mail ballots

July 24, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Lee County Supervisor of Elections will mail 123,164 requested domestic vote-by-mail ballots on July 26 for the Aug. 28 primary election.

Those who have not already requested one can do so by calling (239) LEE-VOTE (533-8683) or visiting the Request to Vote-by-Mail tab online at

Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle encourages voters to request one as soon as possible.

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The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. for the primary election.

All voted ballots must be physically returned (not just postmarked) to the Lee County Supervisor of Elections Main Office, at 2480 Thompson St., Third, Floor, Fort Myers, on Aug. 28 by 7 p.m.

To ensure ballots are received in time to be counted, the United States Postal Service recommends that voters mail their voted ballots at least seven days before the Election Day in August.

It is very important for voters to have their signature on their voter record up-to-date because it can be a determining factor in deciding whether ballot will be counted, according to officials. Florida law requires that the signature on the envelope of the ballot envelope be compared to the signature on the voter's record before the ballot may be counted.

An update to the signature on a voter registration record may not be completed online or by telephone; the change must be made in writing.

Visit online at to complete and print a Florida Voter Registration Application or call the Elections Office at 239-LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683) to have an application mailed.



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