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With only 13 polling places, Lee County Elections officials predict long lines

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Updated 11/7/2022 @ 2:07 p.m.
A new polling location has been added for Lee County voters. On Tuesday, November 8, from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm, Lee County voters may also vote at:

LOUISE DU PONT CROWNINSHIELD COMMUNITY HOUSE
240 BANYAN ST, BOCA GRANDE, FL 33921


According to Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle:

“Election Day is happening now.”
Tommy Doyle, Lee County Supervisor of Elections

Doyle explains that damages caused by Hurricane Ian are affecting the availability of poll workers and finding trucks to deliver voting equipment to 97 locations has been near impossible.

As a result, voters in Lee can vote at any of the 13 available voting sites during Early Voting or on Election Day, regardless of their assigned precinct. Doyle said it’s strongly advised to vote before November 8.

“If you wait until Election Day, you will be standing in line," said Doyle.

Lee voters can check polling location wait times at Lee.vote.

To view a map of ALL Early Voting Locations, click here.

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Voters in Lee County can vote at any of the 12 available voting sites during on Election Day, regardless of their assigned precinct.

Polling locations will be using touchscreen marking devices and not tabulators, but Doyle says a bubble-in ballot is available upon request.

If you’re planning to turn in a vote-by-mail ballot, it can be dropped off at any early voting site until Monday, November 7 at 6 P.M.

On Election Day, vote-by-mail ballots can only be dropped off in-person at any office of the Lee County Supervisor of Elections from 8:30 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Doyle notes that Fort Myers Beach, an area that saw devastating damages from Ian, has seen a low voter turnout. As of Friday afternoon, only 660 Fort Myers Beach votes have been reported according to the Lee Elections website.

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