The League of Women Voters of Florida maintains an up-to-date website with a wide range of information and links with everything you need to know about voting in Florida.
Click Here to go the LWV Florida website.
Click Here for information on voting in Lee County, Florida.
Felons' Voting Rights Ballot Question: Florida is one of only three states that bans former felons from voting for the rest of their life. That policy disenfranchises 1.68 million Floridians, including one out of every five African American adults in the state. Floridians could vote to automatically give former felons their rights back, but more than 700,000 signatures are required for the issue to be on the 2018 ballot. Here's the link to learn more about the question and the petition.
Be informed, be prepared, be a voter!
Convenience is key for many voters, especially younger voters, who get the bulk of their information on their smartphones. Our APP takes users directly to our smartphone "Be Ready" mobile page for easy referral on voting information no matter where they are, or what they are doing, anywhere in Florida. The Countdown Clock shows how many days are left to Election Day.
Instructions to download the LWVF App (for android users only):
Click Here for Google Play: Apps
Search "League Women Voters"
Look for Red/White/Blue "Be Ready" icon
Download for free
Florida is a closed primary election state which means that registered voters affiliated with a political party can only vote for that party's candidates in a partisan race on a primary election ballot. However, regardless of the political party with which you registered, you can still vote in the primary election on any issue, any nonpartisan race or any race in which the candidate will face no opposition in the general election.
To request a Ballot-by-Mail from the Supervisor of Elections office, write to or visit in person at:
Lee County Elections Center
13180 S. Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33907.
Or by phone at:
Supervisor of Elections Mail Ballot Office: 239-533-6919
Main Office: 239-533-8683.
On-line Ballot-by-Mail information: Click Here
According to the Supervisor of Elections website, mailing of Ballot-by-Mail ballots to voters begins approximately 21 days prior to each election. Voters can check on-line for the status of their Ballot-by-Mail registration, when a ballot was mailed, and when the voted ballot was received by the Lee County Elections Office.
For more information, visit the Supervisor of Elections website.