Out of State Residents
Voter Registration Deadlines
If your "home" address is not in Florida, you can register to vote in either Florida or your "home" state, but you cannot be registered in both places.
In order to be eligible to vote in an upcoming election in Florida, the deadline to register to vote is 29 days before each election.
The deadlines for 2020 are:
- Presidential Preference Primary Election- February 18, 2020
- Primary Election- July 20, 2020
- General Election- October 5, 2020
Click here for more information on registering to vote in Florida.
Voting by Mail
If you do not plan to register to vote in Florida, click here for an interactive map to determine voting requirements in your home state.
Update your Voter Registration Information
If you need to update your address, please do so before arriving to vote at an Early Voting site or at your polling place on Election Day. (Florida law requires that you vote in the precinct in which you reside on Election Day.)
To update your address TO or WITHIN Lee County: Call (239)533-8683 or click here to update your address.
To update your address in another Florida County: You must contact the elections office in your "home" county. Click here to locate the Elections Office in your county.
Political Party Affiliation Change Deadlines
IMPORTANT! Florida is a closed primary state. Party affiliation changes must be submitted 29-days prior to each primary election. For more information on Closed Primary Elections and Voter Registration deadlines, click here.
For more information on how to change your Political Party Affiliation, click here.
Voting by Mail
Vote-by-mail ballot requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday 10 days prior to the election. (Florida Statute 106.62)
If you do not live in Lee County, you must contact the Elections Office in your "home" county to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot.
To request a Vote-by-Mail ballot in Lee County: Call (239)533-8683 or click here.
To request a Vote-by-Mail ballot in another Florida County: Click here to locate the Elections Office in your "home" county.