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NEWS RELEASE: Collier County Elections Office Begins Distribution of Sample Ballots for the 2012 General Election


October 10, 2012

For more information contact:

April Donahue
Communications/Election Worker Coordinator
Supervisor of Elections Office
(239) 252-8052

Each registered voter who has not requested a mail/absentee ballot will receive a sample ballot for the November 6th Election

Collier County, FL—October 10, 2012: On Tuesday, October 9th, the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office began distributing over 138,500 sample ballots for the November 6th General Election. Sample ballots are mailed or emailed to every registered voter who has not requested a mail/absentee ballot. Voters are encouraged to review and complete their sample ballot prior to voting and use it as a guide at the polls.

“If not voting absentee, we strongly recommend studying your sample ballot prior to voting,” said Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections. “Voters who preview and mark their sample ballot first can save a lot of time at their polling site.”

Ballots for the November 6th General Election are printed on 3 sheets with content on 6 sides, which is longer than in most previous elections. This includes 2,600 words of ballot language from 11 state constitutional amendments. Collier County voters can also view sample ballots online at "My Sample Ballot" web page.

Registered voters may vote in one of three ways: during Early Voting, by mail/absentee ballot, or at their assigned precinct on Election Day.

Early Voting is October 27th through November 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at seven locations – the Supervisor of Elections Office, Everglades City Hall, Naples City Hall, Golden Gate Library, Headquarters Library, Immokalee Library and Marco Island Library.

Any registered voter may request and vote a mail/absentee ballot. Voters may submit requests online via the “Vote by Mail” web page or by calling the Elections office at (239) 252-8450.

On Election Day–November 6th–the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and voters must vote at their assigned precinct. Assigned precinct locations are indicated on the voter’s information card and on the sample ballot mailing along with a map of the location. Voters can also go to the "Find My Precinct" page.

For more information, visit or call the Supervisor of Elections office at (239) 252-8450.

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