FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE IS DUE!
Annual Financial Disclosures must have been filed or postmarked no later than September 3, 2019 to avoid an automatic fine of $25 per day.
Every year, many state and local public officers and employees receive automatic fines because they file their annual financial disclosure forms late or not at all. The fine is $25 a day, and continues to accrue until the form is filed, or the fine reaches $1,500—whichever comes first. In addition, the law now requires the Commission on Ethics to initiate complaints against those who do not file, and the penalty is removal from office or employment!
Whether you file with the Supervisor of Elections or the Commission on Ethics, you can check the Commission’s website at www.ethics.state.fl.us to see whether a form has been received.
The Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office is not responsible for potentially misleading mailings that were sent to voters in Lee County by groups such as the Voter Participation Center or The Center for Voter Information. In previous years, these organizations have used outdated and incorrect data to mail pre-filled Florida Voter Registration Applications to voters who are already registered, minors, pets and even deceased family members.
If you have any questions, call 239-533-8683
In order to ensure that our constituents have undistorted facts about what Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle is doing to protect voter information and secure elections in Lee County, the Lee County Elections Office presents Election Facts.
Florida is a Closed Primary State
When registering to vote or changing your party affiliation, it is important to know that Florida is a closed primary state. This means that, in a Primary Election, voters not registered with a major political party may not have any candidates to vote for, and may only be able to vote on non-partisan candidates or issues that may appear on their ballot.
Voters wishing to register to vote or change their party affiliation for a Primary Election must do so 29 days prior to that election.
The book closing date for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary is February 18, 2020.
For more information on making a change to your political party affiliation, click here.
Online Voter Registration
Registering to vote in Florida just got easier.
Florida’s Online Voter Registration website is a convenient and secure way for you to submit your Voter Registration Application from anywhere. (You MUST have a Florida Driver's License or Florida ID card to use OVR.)
Municipal Election Cycle Changes
Cities of Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, and Fort Myers
After careful consideration, the Lee County Supervisor of Elections made the decision to offer all municipalities in the county, the option to move their regular elections to occur in conjunction with federal, state and county elections in the even-numbered years. We believe this change will be effective in increasing voter participation during municipal elections and will provide significant cost savings to the cities in Lee County.
At this time, the Cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Bonita Springs have decided to move their elections to coincide with federal, state and county in even-numbered years beginning in 2020. The Cities of Cape Coral and Fort Myers will hold their Primary Election on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, and General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
The City of Bonita Springs will hold its Regular Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.