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Lee Elections to begin mailing vote-by-mail ballots

By Staff | Jul 15, 2022

Lee County Elections will mail the initial 164,226 requested domestic Vote-by-Mail Ballots on Tuesday, July 19, for the Aug. 23 Primary Election.

Voting by mail is safe, secure, and convenient, the office said. Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle encourages voters to request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot “in the event they cannot go to the polls due to an emergency or inclement weather.” Requests can be made by calling (239) 533-8683 or online at www.lee.vote.

The deadline to request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Primary Election is 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Vote-by-Mail Ballots must be returned to the Lee County Supervisor of Elections by 7 p.m., Election Day, Aug. 23.

To ensure your Vote-by-Mail Ballot is received in time to be counted, the United States Postal Service recommends that voters mail their voted ballots at least one week before the due date to allow for timely receipt and processing by the elections office.

Voters may drop off their voted ballots at any office of the Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Election Day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

During Early Voting, voters may drop off their Vote-by-Mail Ballot at an authorized Secure Ballot Intake Station (formerly drop box) located at every Early Voting site from Saturday, Aug. 13, through Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. For a complete list of Early Voting sites and directions, visit www.lee.vote.

Voters may track their Vote-by-Ballot online at www.lee.vote to see when their request was received and when their ballot was mailed, received, and counted.

Source: Lee County Elections Office