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Primary Election Early Voting Starts in Lee County on Aug. 18

August 18 is the day that early voting starts in Lee County for the primary elections. You can only register to vote up to 29 days before an election.

So if you want to vote early for general elections there is still time to register, but you won’t be able to vote in primary elections.

There are ten locations in Lee County where constituents can go and vote. The locations are:

  • BONITA SPRINGS—ELECTIONS OFFICE 25987 S. TAMIAMI TRL., #105, BONITA SPRINGS, 34134
  • CAPE CORAL—ELECTIONS OFFICE 1039 SE 9TH AVE., CAPE CORAL, 33990
  • CAPE CORAL LEE COUNTY LIBRARY 921 SW 39TH TER., CAPE CORAL, 33914
  • EAST COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY 881 GUNNERY RD. N, LEHIGH ACRES, 33971
  • ESTERO RECREATION CENTER 9200 CORKSCREW PALMS BLVD., ESTERO, 33928
  • FORT MYERS REGIONAL LIBRARY 2450 FIRST ST., FORT MYERS, 33901
  • LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS CENTER 13180 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS, 33907
  • NORTH FORT MYERS RECREATION CENTER 2000 N -RECREATION PARK WAY, N. FORT MYERS, 33903
  • NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY 519 CHIQUITA BLVD. N., CAPE CORAL, 33993
  • VETERANS PARK RECREATION CENTER 55 SOUTH HOMESTEAD RD., LEHIGH ACRES, 33936

You can vote early at any of those locations starting Saturday, August 18 through Saturday, August 25.  The early voting machine will be set up from 10 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon each day including Sunday.

All 67 Florida counties offer early voting, with most starting on Aug. 18, including Collier County, which constituents can cast their early ballots until Aug. 25. Charlotte County, however, is from Aug. 13 to the 26.

Who are the Primary Candidates in Lee County?

Preparing for an upcoming election can be challenging. Being busy with work and family obligations often prevents voters from educating themselves on the primary candidates in their party.

Don’t worry — we are not judging you.

The Lee County Supervisors of Elections has a webpage that lists who is running in the 2018 primary election. The primary election sample ballot shows candidates from both parties.

However, since Florida is a closed primary state, a constituent can only vote for candidates who are running for public office in his or her party.

Those who are members of the Democratic or Republican party can cast a vote in the 2018 primary election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; and Commissioner of Agriculture. Members of the Republican faction will also have a choice on the candidate for the United States senator designation.

Specific counties in Florida — regardless of party affiliation — will also have the opportunity to vote for candidates in non-partisan issues. This can include school boards, city council and more.

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