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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
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.
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.