Voter Info

The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government. One of the most important places where citizens can participate is at the ballot box at every election, not just federal elections. It is at the local level that many decisions impacting day-to-day lives are decided, including:

  • Housing and urban development
  • Local school quality
  • Policing and public safety
  • Whether to raise or lower local taxes and fees; how those monies are to be used

The League of Women Voters never endorses candidates for a particular office. Work registering voters, providing election information, and arranging candidate forums are the result of volunteer hours and funds from the League’s Voters Education Fund. In select cases, the League may partner with other non-partisan organizations on election related items. During elections, League members serve as poll volunteers. This typically involves training provided by the Supervisor of Elections.

Visit the League’s Guide to 2018 Elections

Voter Registration Eligibility Requirements

To register to vote in Florida, the following requirements must be met:

  • United States of America citizen
  • Florida resident
  • 18 years of age
    • In Florida, one can pre-register at 16 years of age
  • Provide current and valid Florida driver license number or Florida identification card number.
    • If a person does not have these forms of identification, the last four digits of one’s Social Security number can be used.
      • If a person does not have any of the above forms of identification, “NONE” should be written in the box provided on the voter registration application.
  • Have had civil rights restored, if convicted of a felony in FL or elsewhere
  • Not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state
  • Register by the specified deadline

A complete list of requirements, detailed explanations, and reference sources is available from the Collier County Supervisor of Elections.

How to Register to Vote

To register to vote in Florida, a citizen must swear or affirm an oath and sign the voter registration application. If one’s application is complete and one qualifies as a voter, the Supervisor of Elections will mail a voter information card as official notification of registration.

The registration process begins with completion of a voter registration application.

There are several ways to register to vote in Florida:

  • Register online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov.
  • Apply through an official, authorized government agency while utilizing their offered services:
  • By mail
    • Voter registration applications are available online (English application / Spanish application). Printed forms can be picked up at Supervisor of Elections offices, libraries, and any entity authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to issue fishing, hunting, or trapping permits. Once complete, forms should be mailed to the address noted on the form.
    • U.S. citizens overseas or members of the military can request a vote-by-mail ballot at the same time by using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Completed forms should be returned to the proper authority listed on the paperwork.
  • Obtain a voter registration application in person or by calling any of the following:
    • Elections Offices – Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building, 3750 Enterprise Avenue – 239-252-8683
      or – North Collier Government Services Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive – 239-252-8683
    • Everglades City – City Hall, 207 Broadway Ave. E. – 239-695-3781
    • Immokalee – Tax Collector’s Office, 106 First St. S. – 239-657-2054
    • Marco Island – City Clerk’s Office, 50 Bald Eagle Drive – 239-389-5000
    • Naples – City Clerk’s Office, 735 Eighth St. S. – 239-213-1015

How to Vote

Registered voters in Collier County can vote:

  • By Mail (Sometimes referred to as “absentee”)
  • In person
    • During Early Voting
    • On Election Day

How to Obtain a Vote-By-Mail (Absentee) Ballot

A Vote-By-Mail (formerly Absentee) ballot is a ballot for an election that is mailed in early by the voter, usually, but not necessarily, because the voter is unable to vote in person at the polls during early voting or on election day.

Any registered voter in Collier County may vote by Vote-By-Mail ballot for any reason. Simply request a Vote-By-Mail ballot from the Supervisor of Elections office. Complete instructions on how to obtain a Vote-by-Mail ballot are available from the Supervisor of Elections Office. The Supervisor of Elections also provides a FAQ of frequently asked questions about voting-by-mail.

There are several ways to request a Vote-By-Mail ballot, including:

  • Request a Vote-By-Mail ballot online
  • By calling (239) 252-VOTE (8683)
  • By mail or in person
    • Collier County Supervisor of Elections, Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building, 3750 Enterprise Avenue, Naples, Florida 34104
    • Collier County Supervisor of Elections, North Collier Government Services Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, Florida 34109

Mailing of Vote-By-Mail ballots begins approximately 4 weeks prior to each election, according to the Collier County Supervisor of Elections.

Where to Vote

To find your polling place, click here to visit the “Find Your Precinct” section of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections website.

Additional Election Related Resources

State of FL Resources

Collier County Resources