The Lee County Elections Office is committed to ensuring that our constituents have the facts about what Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle is doing to protect voter information and secure elections in Lee County.
Election Security Fact Sheet
Decentralized Elections in Florida
- Each of Florida's 67 counties maintains their own local voter registration database and voting system. There is no single point of entry to affect the outcome.
Paper Ballots Only
- All voters in Lee County cast their vote using a paper ballot, which allows for a full audit of an election.
- Voter registration database and vote tabulation database are maintained independently on separate networks for a full reconciliation of ballots cast versus total voter turnout.
- The tabulation server is held in a closed network with no internet access.
- Office software patches and updates are installed as they become available.
- Numerous cyber-security systems, software, and procedures are in place, which includes active monitoring and intrusion detection.
- Lee County uses only state and federally certified voting systems to tabulate ballots.
- Every piece of equipment used in an election is tested thoroughly prior to the election.
- The logic and accuracy testing (L&A) of the voting system is held during a public meeting of the Canvassing Board.
- Rigorous ballot reconciliation procedures compare the number of ballots and voters throughout the process and apply to all voting methods including vote-by-mail ballots, and those cast during early voting and on Election Day.
- After each election, the Canvassing Board randomly selects one race and one or more precincts to be audited during a public meeting. A manual, hand count of the ballots is compared to the machine totals.