· Be a citizen of the United States of America;
· Be a Florida resident;
· Be 18 years old (you may pre-register to vote if you are 16 years old, but you cannot vote until you are 18 years old).
· Not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state;
· Not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored; and
· Provide your current and valid Florida driver's license number or Florida identification card number. If you do not have a Florida driver's license number or a Florida identification card number, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If you do not have any of these items, you must mark the box indicated on the Florida Voter Registration Application as "NONE."
Voter registration applications are accepted by the Lee County Supervisor of Elections year-round, however, voter registration books close 29 days before each election and must remain closed until the day after each election. When the voter registration books are closed, a voter may request an update or change to his or her voter registration record such as address, name or signature.
New registrations and political party changes will be accepted while the voter registration books are closed, but will not be effective until after the election.
Registration deadline (or to change party affiliation) for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary is February 18, 2020; July 20, 2020 for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election; October 5, 2020 for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
All Lee County libraries can print out voter registration applications.
Voter registration forms are available at the following locations: Sanibel Public Library -- 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Lee County Elections Office -- 2480 Thompson St., Fort Myers. Lee County Election Center -- 13180 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers (across the street from the Bell Tower Shops). Other voter registration sites are listed at Lee Votes.
Follow this link to learn how you can submit an application or change your registration information online. The website also lists the documents and information you'll need to have at hand before you can complete your application.
Complete a new voter registration form and check "Record Update/Change" on the form.
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You do not need an excuse to request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot. If you already requested a Vote-By-Mail Ballot, your ballot will be mailed to you approximately 35 days before the General Election. If you will not be at the address you provided when you made the request, please call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 239-533-8683 to ensure you receive your ballot! The Post Office will not forward your ballot to a different address.
You must renew your request every two general elections, so be sure to check your status.
You may also send an email to: email@example.com.
In order to remain permanently registered to vote, a voter must vote at least every 4 years or update his or her voter registration record, in writing, during that time.