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NEWS RELEASE: October 9th is the Deadline to Register to Vote in the General Election


October 02, 2012

For more information contact:

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

Florida voter registration books for the 2012 General Election close in one week

Collier County, FL—October 2, 2012: In one week, voter registration books will close for the November 6th General Election. New voters must be registered by the October 9th deadline in order to vote in this election. Once the registration books close, new voter registration applications are accepted for subsequent elections only.

To date, the Elections office has added more than 5,500 new voter registrations since the books closed for the August 14th Primary Election.

To register, eligible citizens must complete a voter registration application form. Application forms are available at the "Register to Vote" web page, the Supervisor of Elections offices, driver license offices, public libraries, government satellite offices, recruitment offices of the armed forces, and state agencies that provide public assistance and services to disabled residents.

Application forms must be printed, signed and returned to the Supervisor of Elections office. The main office in the Collier Government Complex, 3295 Tamiami Trail will extend its hours to 8:00 p.m. on October 9th to accommodate additional new registrants.

To verify voter registration status, registered voters may go online to the CollierVotes.comAm I Registered” web page. For more information on Collier County Elections, visit or contact the Supervisor of Elections office at (239) 252-8450.

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