The Primary Election for the Cities of Cape Coral and Fort Myers will be Held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Primary Election for the Cities of Cape Coral and Fort Myers will be Held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lee County, FL (September 27, 2017)  The Primary Election for the Cities of Cape Coral and Fort Myers in accordance with Executive Order No. 244, issued by Governor Rick Scott on September 15, 2017, has been rescheduled and will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

All municipal candidate races are nonpartisan races.

City of Cape Coral

All eligible voters residing within the city limits of Cape Coral may vote in the Primary Election.  All candidate offices are elected citywide (Mayor and City Council Districts 1 & 4 offices). The two Primary Election candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall move forward to the General Election. This means that even if one candidate receives a majority of the votes cast (more than fifty percent), that candidate must run-off in the General Election against the candidate who received the next highest number of votes in that contest.  Districts 5 and 6 will appear on the General Election ballot only.

City of Fort Myers

All eligible voters residing within the limits of the City of Fort Myers 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.

If one candidate in the Mayor’s race, Ward 3 race, and Ward 5 race, receives the majority of votes cast (more than fifty percent), that candidate is declared elected in the Primary.  If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, then the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be placed on the General Election ballot.  Ward 1 will appear on the November 7, 2017, General Election ballot only.

Official Sample Ballot and Voting Information

Click here for the Official Sample Ballot and Voting Information for the Primary Election.

Vote by Mail

The last day to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the Primary Election is Wednesday, September 27, 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.

Voters can track their vote-by-mail ballots from the time it is requested until it is received in our office.

Early Voting

Early Voting begins Thursday, September 28th through Saturday, September 30th, 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.

Election Day

On Election Day, Tuesday, October 3, 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.

Election Day Precinct Locations with Directions, Cape Coral.

Election Day precinct Locations with Directions, Fort Myers.

Approved Forms of Picture Identification

Florida law requires that you provide picture and signature identification at early voting sites and at your precinct on Election Day.  Picture and signature identification may not be expired.

Address Changes

If you have moved and your new residence address is within Lee County, you may call (239) LEE-VOTE (533-8683) to update your address or you can use our online web-based form.  You may also call to have an application mailed to you or you may complete and print an application online.  The application must be signed and the original returned to the Elections Office.  You may hand deliver the completed application to any branch of the Lee County Elections Office or mail the signed, original application to the Supervisor of Elections, P. O. 2545, Fort Myers, FL  33902.

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