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PUBLIC NOTICE: Congressional District Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE
RELEASE

July 15, 2012

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The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office recently mailed all registered voters in the county new voter information cards. These cards reflect significant changes brought about by redistricting at the state level.

Voters who were previously in Congressional District 14 (currently represented by Congressman Connie Mack) will now find themselves either in the new District 19, a coastal district, or the new District 25, which covers most of eastern Collier County. The dividing line between the coastal district and the eastern district has also moved west, to I-75 in the north and Livingston Road in the south. The former line largely followed Collier Blvd.

While Collier County has long been split by two Congressional Districts, the recent changes have shifted a substantial number of voters from the coastal district to the eastern district. Approximately 38,000 Collier County voters are affected by this shift.

Voters in the new District 25 will not find a congressional race on their 2012 Primary Election ballot. The congressional contest for this district will be on the November General Election ballot. The candidates will be Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Stanley Blumenthal and VoteForEddie.com, who are both running without party affiliation.

In the new District 19, which also covers Lee County, Republican voters will see Congressional candidates on their 2012 Primary Election ballot. All District 19 voters will see a contested Congressional race on the November General Election ballot.

Visit www.Colliervotes.com and click on “Find My Precinct” for more information on your districts and sample ballots for the upcoming Primary on August 14th. Click here to view a map of the new Congressional district.

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