You can vote, even while away this summer!
A special note to all of our Winter Residents who have a summer home elsewhere but vote here in Florida.
Florida is a closed primary state, which means you must be a registered Republican to vote in August in the Republican primary.
You won’t even get a ballot sent to you (up north or here) if you are not a registered Republican. It’s very simple to change party affiliation for the August Primary election, then change back to whatever party you want for the general election, when all registered voters get to cast ballots.
Here’s all you have to do: if you have not registered to vote, want to declare a party affiliation or change your party affiliation, complete a new voter registration application form BEFORE the registration closing date of July 16. You can find those forms here at CollierVotes.com.
All the necessary forms are on the website for Supervisor of Elections. Click the ‘Register to Vote’ link (also linked above), print, complete, and return the voter registration application form to the Supervisor of Elections Office before the registration closing deadline of July 16.
Once registered you can also request absentee or vote-by-mail forms at this link.
2012 ELECTION DATES
Primary Registration closing – July 16, 2012; Primary Election – August 14, 2012
General Election Registration closing – October 9, 2012; General Election – November 6, 2012
Registered Collier County Voters may exercise their right to vote in one of three ways: by mail/absentee ballot, during Early Voting or on Election Day at their assigned precinct.