Election Day is closer than you think.
The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office will mail the first round of vote-by-mail ballots on Thursday, Sept. 24. Collier elections officials will continue mailings through Oct. 26.
Elections officials are preparing for an uptick in the number of vote-by-mail ballots requested, and processed, this election cycle because of concerns surrounding COVID-19. And it’s already a popular option, with more than 2.7 million Floridians – including 56,637 Collier voters and 157,130 Lee voters – voting by mail during the 2016 general election.
Florida is one of 29 states and the District of Columbia that offers a “no excuse” vote-by-mail option, which means any registered voter can request a mail-in ballot without providing an excuse.
If you haven’t requested your ballot yet, don’t worry. Registered voters in Collier County have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 24 to request a vote-by-mail ballot. Ballots must be completed and returned to the elections office by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Not registered to vote? Time is running out. The deadline to register to vote in the 2020 general election is Oct. 5.
Visit the Collier County Supervisor of Elections to register to vote, update your voter information or request your vote-by-mail ballot.