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Manual Recount News Stories

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Newscasts this evening stated that a “Major blunder will hinder Lee County’s manual recount.”  This statement is inaccurate.  The manual recounts for the contests of United States Senator and Commissioner of Agriculture will take place a day later than originally scheduled.

We want to assure the public that the required machine recount was completed on time today, and the second unofficial results of that recount submitted timely to the Florida Division of Elections. In addition, the second unofficial results submitted contain the number of overvotes and undervotes in the contests subject to the machine recount.

An anomaly in configuring the sorting and out-stacking of the ballots containing overvotes and undervotes caused only the ballots containing overvotes to out-stack during the machine recount. We are currently in the process of sorting and out-stacking the ballots with undervotes in the contests subject to the manual recount. 

The manual recount will be conducted as required, by law, and the November 6, 2018, General Election in Lee County certified prior to the statutory deadline, Noon, Sunday, November 18, 2018.

For more information about the upcoming manual recount, review the section below.

Public Notice of Machine Recount

The Secretary of State has ordered a manual recount in the contests of United States Senator and Commissioner of Agriculture.  The Lee County Supervisor of Elections has tentatively scheduled the manual recount for 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018. 

All related notices are indicated below.  

Public Notice English PDF
Public Notice Español PDF 
Manual Recount Schedule English PDF
Horario de Recuento Manual Español PDF 

Manual Recount Order for United States Senator
Manual Recount Order for Commissioner of Agriculture
Overs and Unders Report for 2018 Recount Election

Election Results

After the polls close at 7:00 p.m., results will begin to be uploaded as they are received by the Elections Office. 



For statewide election results, click the image below to visit Florida Election Watch. (Note: Statewide results will not be released until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.)

Current Election Statistics

To view a breakdown of ballots cast for an upcoming election, click the "Current Election Statistics" button below. 

Current Election Statistics

On election night, Tuesday, November 6, we will release and post preliminary local election results shortly after 7:00 p.m. The 1st unofficial results, 2nd unofficial results (only for recounts) and official results will be compiled on the dates designated by the 
Canvassing Board Meetings and Logic and Accuracy Testing Schedule.

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Tommy Doyle, Supervisor of Elections, Lee County

Mailing Address for all Correspondence:
P. O. Box 2545, Fort Myers FL 33902-2545
PHONE (all offices): 239 LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683)
HOURS (all offices): M - F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Contact: Todd Putnam, Public Records Custodian
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Melvin Morgan
Constitutional Complex
2480 Thompson St, 3rd Floor,
Fort Myers
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Lee County Government Center
1039 SE 9th Ave, Cape Coral
At Bonita Commons
25987 S Tamiami Trail, #105
Bonita Springs
South Fort Myers Branch Office
13180 S Cleveland Ave,
Fort Myers
(across the street from the Bell Tower Shops)

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