It’s going to be a very exciting and action-packed year of local elections. The deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is this Monday. Eligible individuals must be registered 29 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
Party affiliation changes must also be made 29 days before an election in order for the change to be effective for that election. Primary Day is Tuesday, August 23rd.
Florida is a closed primary state. In primary elections, registered voters can only vote for their registered party’s candidates in a partisan contest on the ballot. In a primary election, all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on a nonpartisan contest or issue for which they are eligible to vote.
To register to vote, you must use a Florida Voter Registration Application or the Online Voter Registration (OVR) to submit an application and update an existing registration. To submit an online application, you will need your Florida driver license (Florida DL) or Florida identification card (Florida ID card) issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles. Click here to access the Florida Online Voter Registration Website. Online Voter Registration has multiple safeguards in place to verify and protect a person’s identity and personal information.
If you would prefer not to utilize Online Voter Registration, you may visit one of our four office locations, or print out a blank Florida Voter Registration Application and mail to: Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 2545, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Florida Voter Registration Applications must be postmarked on or before July 25, 2022.
Lee County voters can confirm their voter record on our website lee.vote under Check my Voter Registration Status or call the Supervisor of Elections Office (239) LEE-VOTE (533-8683). Questions regarding the eligibility of those who are not currently registered to vote may also be directed to these sources.