NEWS RELEASE: Collier County Supervisor of Elections Begins First Mailing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots for the 2018 Primary Election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Trish Robertson
Collier County, Fla.—July 23, 2018: The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office will send its first mailing of requested Vote-by-Mail ballots to domestic voters on Tuesday, July 24, for the upcoming Primary Election on August 28.
Voters may submit requests online at www.CollierVotes.com under the “Vote-by-Mail” tab. Requests can also be made by calling the Supervisor of Elections office at (239)252-VOTE. By law, ballots cannot be forwarded.
The deadline for voters to request a ballot to be delivered by mail for this election is 5 p.m. on August 22. Voted ballots must be physically returned (not just postmarked) to the Supervisor of Elections by 7 p.m. on Election Day, August 28. The United States Postal Service recommends that voters mail their voted ballots one week before the due date to account for any unforeseen events such as weather issues and to allow for timely receipt and processing by the elections office.
The voter’s signature is required on the outside of the ballot return envelope. The signature on the returned ballot envelope will be compared to the signature on file with the Supervisor of Elections office. Voters can learn more about updating their signature by contacting our office at (239)252-VOTE.
Voters who receive a ballot in the mail and decide to vote in person should bring their marked or unmarked ballot to their polling location so it can be cancelled.