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DCI Voter Guide

The 2018 Democratic General Election: A Democratic Voter’s Guide

Brought to you by the Democratic Club of the Islands for voters in Precincts 16, 17, 117 and 126

FOR WHOM SHOULD I VOTE?  We recommend strongly a VOTE for ALL:

United States Senator                                      Bill Nelson

Representative in Congress District 19        David Holden

Florida Governor                                               Andrew Gillum

                                                                                   Chris King

Attorney General                                               Sean Shaw

Chief Financial Officer                                      Jeremy Ring

Commissioner of  Agriculture                         Nicole “Nikki” Fried

State Representative                District 76     David Bogner

Lee County School Board         District 6       Betsy Vaughn                  

Lee County Mosquito Control District 4       Devin Carver

 

State Constitutional Amendments:

Amendment #1      NO 

Amendment #2      NO  

Amendment #3      YES  Requires that expansion of casino gambling in Florida must originate from a citizen-initiated amendment.  The legislature can no longer propose such amendments.

Amendment #4      YES  Restores the voting rights of former felons after completing their entire sentence requirements.  Would not apply to those who have committed murder or sex offenses.

Amendment #5      NO

Amendment #6      NO

Amendment #7      NO

Amendment #8               (Removed from ballot)

Amendment #9      YES  a) Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling in state-owned waters. b) Adds vaping to the ban on smoking indoors.

Amendment #10    NO

Amendment #11    YES  Reforms to mandatory minimum sentencing or drug policy could apply to people currently serving under sentences that the legislature no longer believes are fair.

Amendment #12    NO

Amendment #13    YES  Ends commercial dog racing by 2020.

County School Board Referendum    YES    Proposes a half cent per dollar sales tax increase to fund the acquisition, construction, renovation, equipping and financing of public school facilities and technology..

 

           Not approved by or coordinated with any candidate.

Voting by Mail

Florida makes it very easy to vote by mail (sometimes called "absentee ballots"). Democrats who register to vote by mail are much more likely to vote than those who don't. In 2018 the Florida ballot is expected to be 6 pages, meaning potential long lines at the polls.

If you would like to request a vote by mail ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections office at 239-LEE‐VOTE  (239-533‐8683) from 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday or visit this page on the Lee County Supervisor of Elections website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Your request to vote by mail must be received by the Elections office no later than 5 PM on the sixth calendar day preceding the election.

Enrollment in Vote-by-Mail is good for only two general elections. If you are not sure you are still enrolled, call the Supervisor of Elections office at 239-LEE-VOTE (239-533‐8683). They can check and re-enroll you over the phone.

If it has been over five years since you last registered to vote, please re-register to assure your current signature is on file 

For information on early voting, visit the Election Dates page of the Florida Elections website.

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