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Elections in Florida

Primary Elections

Florida is a closed primary state. The voter registration books close 29-days before a primary election and a voter may not change his or her party affiliation during this time. In a partisan primary election, only voters who are registered members of a political party that will have candidates on the primary election ballot may vote for that party’s candidates in the election.

The Lee County Elections Office will accept a voter registration application when the registrations books are closed for a primary election to update a voter registration record. However, an application for a new registration or a request for a party change that is received during the 29-day period the registration books are closed for the primary election, will not be effective until after the election.

Voters without a party affiliation are not eligible to vote for party candidates in a primary election, except when:

  • All candidates in the same race have the same party affiliation, and the winner will have no opposition in the general election, known as a Universal Primary Contest
  • nonpartisan offices, such as judicial and school board, appear on the primary election ballot
  • other nonpartisan local offices appear on the primary election ballot
  • referendum questions appear on the primary election ballot


General Elections

In a general election, a voter may vote on the candidates and referendums that appear on his or her specific ballot regardless of party affiliation. The Lee County Elections Office will accept a voter registration application, when the voter registrations books are closed for a general election, to update a voter registration record. However, an application for a new registration that is received during the 29-day period the registration books are closed for the general election, will not be effective until after the election.

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)
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MAIN OFFICE
Melvin Morgan
Constitutional Complex
2480 Thompson St, 3rd Floor,
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(corner of Fowler St and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd)
CAPE CORAL BRANCH OFFICE
Lee County Government Center
1039 SE 9th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33990
BONITA SPRINGS BRANCH OFFICE
At Bonita Commons
25987 S Tamiami Trail, #105
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS CENTER
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.