IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CANDIDATES
The party change deadline for the 2022 Election Cycle was June 12, 2021.
Candidates that wish to change party affiliation may do so by completing a Florida Voter Registration Application (English PDF / Spanish PDF) and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections Office before June 12, 2021.
This includes persons seeking to qualify for office as a candidate with no party affiliation (2021 recently enacted legislation Florida Senate Bill 90).
Local Lee County Candidates Qualifying for Office with the Lee County Supervisor of Elections
Qualifying for elected public office means that a candidate must meet the required standard set by law - it also means that:
- A candidate must file the preliminary forms required by Florida law;
- In order for a candidate to have his or her name placed on the ballot, they must either submit the required number of valid electors' signatures by the deadline set in law or pay a filing fee for the office sought;
- A candidate must finalize and file the remainder of forms for the candidate-qualifying process, and pay the filing fee (if any - unless candidate signatures were submitted) prior to the end of the qualifying period set by Florida law.
The Lee County Supervisor of Elections offers a variety of local candidate online packets. Prospective Lee County candidates interested in qualifying for elected public office can download, print and complete the forms needed to qualify for local office. Each candidate online packet features qualifying instructions specific to the office sought in Lee County. In addition to the information provided below, candidates for local office can contact our office. Select a candidate packet:
County Commission District 5
County Court Judge
Village of Estero
Below is the name, location, and address of the Lee County Elections qualifying office for Lee County candidates:
Lee County Supervisor of Elections
Melvin Morgan Constitutional Complex
2480 Thompson Street, 3rd Floor
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Federal, State, District and Multi-County Special District Candidates Qualifying for Office with the Federal Election Commission and/or the Florida Division of Elections
Candidates for federal, state, district and multi-county special district office must initiate and finalize the candidate-qualifying process with the proper agency or agencies. As a courtesy, the Lee County Supervisor of Elections provides information that will help candidates for these offices contact the proper agency to obtain complete candidate-qualifying guidelines. In addition to the information provided below, candidates for these offices can also visit the Florida Division of Elections website.
Federal, State, and District Offices
Multi-County Special District Offices