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Our mission is to deliver superior election services to the voters of Lee County.
THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE WILL NOT FORWARD A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT!
An excuse is NOT required to vote by mail in Florida.
A Vote-by-Mail ballot may be requested for specific elections, or for all elections through the next two general election cycles. A Vote-by-Mail ballot request for a voter may only be made by the voter, the voter's legal guardian, or an immediate family member of the voter or the voter's spouse.
"Immediate family" is defined as:
A request from the voter must include their:
If the voter has chosen an immediate family member or legal guardian to request a ballot, the person making the request must provide their:
Along with the voter's:
Request a Vote-by-Mail ballot
Picking up a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
If time constraints prohibit a timely delivery of a Vote-by-Mail ballot, a voter may pick up a ballot in the Main Office.
A voter may choose, with an "Affidavit to Pick-up a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for a Voter" or a written notice, someone else to pick-up their ballot no sooner than 9 days prior to an election, and no later than 5:00 pm on the day before the election. (Florida Statute 101.62(4)(c)4.)
A "written notice" must include the name of the person picking up the ballot and their relation to the voter, along with
Affidavit to Pick-up a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for a Voter (English PDF)
Declaración Jurada Para Recoger una Boleta Para Votar Por Correo (Español PDF)
A person may only pick up two Vote-by-Mail ballots per election that are not for themselves OR their immediate family.
On Election Day, pick-up ballots may only be obtained in the event of an emergency. Regardless of who is picking up the ballot, an Emergency Affidavit must be completed.
Election Day Emergency Vote-by-Mail Ballot Delivery Affidavit (English PDF)
Declaración Jurada para Recibir la Boleta de Votacion por Correo el Día De Las Elecciones (Español PDF)
Returning a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
For your convenience, return postage for your Vote-by-Mail ballot is paid for by the Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office.
If you would prefer that your ballot be hand-delivered, you or someone you choose may return your ballot to any branch office location no later than 3:00 pm on Election Day. After 3:00 pm, but no later than 7:00 pm, on Election Day, Vote-by-Mail ballots may ONLY be returned to the Main Office.
Or, during Early Voting, you may drop off your ballot at an authorized, secure drop-box located at each early voting location. (Early Voting Information)
You may NOT return your Vote-by-Mail ballot to your polling place on election day. However, you MAY surrender your ballot and vote in person.