City of Fort Myers Primary Election Sample Ballots
Lee County, FL (August 24, 2017) Approximately 27,490 sample ballots were mailed today for the September 12th Primary Election to voters in the City of Fort Myers. The sample ballot design is a folded and tabbed mailer and features an image of the voter’s customized sample ballot that contains only the contests that will appear on the voters’ specific ballot.
The following in the City of Fort Myers, will NOT receive a sample ballot: vote-by-mail voters, overseas civilian voters, and military voters.
As a cost-saving measure for the Primary Election, the City of Cape Coral opted out of mailing sample ballots to its voters.
The Primary Election on September 12, 2017, will be citywide and non-partisan. Eligible voters residing in the City of Fort Myers may vote in this election regardless of their party affiliation. All voters may vote for Mayor, however, only voters residing in Wards 3 or 5 are eligible to vote for a council member in their assigned Ward. Ward 1 will appear on the November 7, 2017, General Election ballot.
The last day to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the Primary Election is Wednesday, September 6, 2017, prior to 5:00 p.m. A Vote-by-Mail ballot will be mailed to the voter’s address on file with the Supervisor of Elections and cannot be forwarded. A voter must sign the Voter’s Certificate envelope prior to returning his or her ballot. Your ballot must be returned to the Main Office of the Supervisor of Elections by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day or you may surrender your entire mail ballot packet at an early voting site or your polling place and vote in person on Election Day.
Early Voting begins Tuesday, September 5th through Saturday, September 9th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. A voter may use any available Early Voting site, during early voting hours, prior to Election Day.
On Election Day, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Florida law prohibits a voter from voting in a precinct in which the voter does not reside. Click here for a complete list of Election Day precinct locations with directions for the City of Fort Myers.
Florida law requires that you provide picture and signature identification at early voting sites and at your precinct on Election Day. list of approved forms of picture Identification.
The Honorable Tommy Doyle, Supervisor of Elections, encourages voters to “familiarize yourself with your specific ballot content. Knowing your ballot content allows you to complete your ballot quickly and confidently.”