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NEWS RELEASE: Sample Ballots for the 2012 General Election Are Now Available Online


September 19, 2012

For more information contact:

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

Voters can visit to preview
their ballots for the November 6th Election

Collier County, FL-September 19, 2012: Collier County voters can now view sample ballots for the 2012 General Election online at the "My Sample Ballot" web page. The sample ballots provide voters an opportunity to learn what will be on their ballot and study the content before voting.

Ballots for the November 6th 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. Voters who preview the ballots for their assigned precincts will have the advantage of additional time to determine their choices. Voters are allowed to bring a marked sample ballot to their polling site or early voting location to assist them in voting, which can greatly reduce the amount of time spent at the polls.

"Voter fatigue and long lines are indeed a concern with a longer ballot," said Jennifer Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections. "We strongly recommend reviewing your ballot ahead of time, if not voting by mail, to become more familiar with the contests in this election."If voting by mail/absentee, voters will have the ability to study the ballot and vote at their leisure. Voters may submit requests online via the "Vote by Mail" web page or by phone to the Supervisor of Elections office at (239) 252-8450.

The Supervisor of Elections office will also mail or email each eligible voter (who does not request an absentee ballot) a sample ballot starting on October 9th.

Citizens who are not yet registered to vote must do so before October 9th in order to participate in the General Election. For more information, visit or contact the Supervisor of Elections office at (239) 252-8450.

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