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Vote-by-Mail Information


An excuse is NOT required to vote by mail in Florida.


Requesting a Vote-by-Mail Ballot

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:

  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Parent
  • Sibling
  • Spouse
  • Spouse's grandparent
  • Spouse's parent
  • Spouse's child
  • Spouse's sibling

A request from the voter must include their:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Signature (written request only)

If the voter has chosen an immediate family member or legal guardian to request a ballot, the person making the request must provide their:   

  • Name
  • Address
  • Driver license number (if available)
  • Relationship to voter
  • Signature (written requests only)

Along with the voter's:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address

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  
the voter's:

  • Name
  • Signature
  • Date of birth
  • Address  

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. 

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.

Public Records Requests:
Contact: Todd Putnam, Public Records Custodian
PHONE: 239 LEE-VOTE (239-533-8683)

Melvin Morgan
Constitutional Complex
2480 Thompson St, 3rd Floor,
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(corner of Fowler St and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd)
Lee County Government Center
1039 SE 9th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33990
At Bonita Commons
25987 S Tamiami Trail, #105
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
South Fort Myers Branch Office
13180 S Cleveland Ave,
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(across the street from the Bell Tower Shops)

Under Florida law, s. 668.6076, F.S., e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.