Under Florida law, voter registration information and records are considered public record.
HOWEVER, there is certain information that may appear on a voter registration application or record that cannot be publicly disclosed. Under section 97.0585, Florida Statutes, information such as a voter registration applicant’s or voter’s social security number, Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification card number are exempt from public records disclosure. The signature of a voter registration applicant or a voter may be viewed but is exempt from copying.
Specified Personnel, Section 119.071(4), Florida Public Records Law
Section 119.071(4), Florida Statutes provides that certain records pertaining to specified personnel are exempt from public records law and are not subject to disclosure except for official agency business. For specified personnel, information considered confidential includes, home address, telephone number, social security number, and photographs. These items are also confidential for the spouses and children of such specified personnel. If the specified personnel is a voter registration applicant or voter, the person’s signature may be viewed but is exempt from copying as provided in Section 97.0585, Florida Statutes.
If you meet the criteria for specified personnel, under Section 119.07(4), Florida Statutes, and qualify for protection under this law, you can print, complete and submit an Exemption from Public Records Request Form to the Lee County Supervisor of Elections. Mail the completed form to:
Supervisor of Elections
P. O. Box 2545
Fort Myers FL 33902-2545
IMPORTANT: You must contact each Constitutional Office for information and procedures on requesting an exemption from public records through that office. Other Lee County Constitutional Offices include:
For more information, please visit the Voter Information as a Public Record section of the Florida Division of Elections website.