Campaign & Election Integrity Committee 2023-2024 ELECTIONS INFORMATION:NEW VOTE-BY-MAIL RULES As of the 2022 general election (and implementation of Senate Bil 90), registered voters who wish to vote-by-mail must complete a new request for a vote-by-mail ballot with each midterm and Presidential election cycle. How do I request a vote-by-mail ballot? Contact the Supervisor of Elections office to request a Vote-By Mail ballot by selecting one of the following:
REQUESTS FOR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS TO BE SENT BY MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE IN THE COUNTY WHERE YOU VOTE NO LATER THAN 5 PM ON THE 10TH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION.
You may pick up a vote-by-mail ballot at the Supervisor of Elections Office with one day's notice. In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, you may send someone to pick up your ballot with your written permission and qualifying identification (with the exception of those living in assisted living residences). If you are a disabled registered voter and wish to use the accessible vote-by-mail program, please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office. If you are out of town for the election (ballots are never forwarded), you may pick up a ballot or request one in writing (mail, fax or email) with your signature.
To track the progress of your ballot or request, go to www.colliervotes.gov or call the Supervisor or Elections Office.
November 28, 2023 City of Everglades City Election
Only voters who reside within the city limits of the municipality (City of Evergaldes City, City of Marco Island and City of Naples) are eligible to vote in the respective municipal election. The City of Everglades City Municipal Charter states that their municipal election be held on the 4th Tuesday in November of each odd-numbered year.
March 19, 2024 Presidential Preference Primary
During the Presidential preference primary, voters who vote on Presidential candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties only unless there are also local and state issues and municipal elections consolidated to their ballot.
In the State of Florida, the Presidential preference primary allows voters to indirectly select who they want to represent their party during the general election in November. The outcome of this race will determine how many delegates each party's national convention will receive from the State of Florida. These delegates will the select their party's presidential nominee at each respective party's national convention. Voters residing within the City of Naples city limits will also see their mayoral and city council contest on their ballot.
For more information regarding the Republican Party, visit: gop.com
August 20, 2024 Primary Election
During the Primary Election, electors will vote for State and FederaL representatives (outside of the Presidency) within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own partiers. United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, State Representatives and State Senators will be on the ballot. Also, if opposed within their party - the five Constitutional Officers will appear on the ballot: the Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector. Voters may also see county commissioners District 1, 3 and 5 and Precinct Committee men and women, depending on their jurisdiction. Voters may also see nonpartisan contests including Judges, School Board members, District 2 and 4 and local referenda items. Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party. The winning candidates of the Primary Election who see opposition from another party will then go on to the General Election in November.
November 5. 2024 General Election
The general election ballot will list the candidates for the Presidency and the winning candidates of the August Primary Election. During this election voters will have the opportunity to vote for a candidate regarless of their party affiliation. Voters will also vote on statewide amendments and - based on their jurisdiction - local district seats such as Moquito Control and Fire Districts. Voters residing within the City of Marco Island city limits will also see their City Council contest on their ballot.
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COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC NEWS UPDATE
We’re back! Lytra’s Dream lives on through you, our patriotic volunteers, who want to share your love of America with the students we’ll meet and enjoy this next school year.
I have stepped up to Chair this Committee and have some big shoes to fill after losing our dear sister, Lytra to cancer in June. Doreen Miner will stay on as Coordinator. She does the scheduling of readers and wears other hats too. By the way, can you believe we read to over 1800 students last school year?
Here’s an overview of Patriot Reader reads for the 2023 – 2024 school year:
Current Volunteers: CCPS has a volunteer sign-up requirement found on their website. They need a new one filled out every school year.Complete an on-line application by visiting VOLUNTEER SIGN UP.
When you receive a confirmation email from the Department of Human Resources, notify the front office directly by calling 239-377-8800 to schedule a volunteer orientation and photo badge appointment with the school’s volunteer coordinator.
Thank you to all the Patriotic WRC members who helped us reach 1800 students our first year!
Jeanne Rock, Chair
Literacy and Education Committee
Please contact Jeanne Rock or Doreen Miner with any questions or to volunteer:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 239-618-6427
email@example.com | 203-515-8316
The WRC Naples Armed Services Committee would like to provide a home cooked meal for the residents of the recently opened Alpha House, which is transitional housing for Veterans recommended by the David Lawerence Center, St Matthews House and the Hunger and Homeless Coalition. These Veteran residents take care of the home, and assist their community by initiating food drives, seasonal gift baskets and helping elderly neighbors.
To learn more about WWCC visit WWCollier.org.
If interested in making a meal once a month for the residents of Alpha House, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A message from our Faith Engagement Committee
WRC Faith Column Hope #8
As we search for answers and accept the awesome responsibility to preserve our American values, it is necessary for us to be reminded of our strong American foundation as stated in the Preamble of our Constitution: "WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Our founders were at the nascent stages of a brand-new experiment. They ventured to create a "republic" and they were not even sure as to what that meant! However, They were faithful believers in the God of Love who sent his only begotten Son to open the doors of eternal life for mankind with an inheritance in His Kingdom. They were men of courage and conviction, servants of the people, shepherds of the flock. The longing in our American hearts can be satisfied with the truth found in Scripture that shows us the way and classic literature that encourages us to hope.
Joshua 1:7 "Above all be firm and steadfast, taking care to observe the entire law...do not swerve from it either to the right or to the left, that you may succeed wherever you go."
Seamus Heaney: "History says don't hope on this side of the grave. But once in a lifetime, the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme."
Please pray on this National Day of Prayer that our country's leaders will embrace our founding principles that were so divinely inspired, and in doing so, foster hope for us all. God bless our great country on the National Day of Prayer and every day.
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TANA PAGE, CHAIR
VICKI LUBBEN, VICE-CHAIR
ELAINE LEPPERT, SECRETARY
WE NEED YOUR HELP
The Caring for America Committee needs your help to bring Hurricane Relief to the communities of Harmony Shores Mobile Park and Palm Lake Mobile Park. These communities lost everything and they need our help. They are currently without electricity.
I would encourage gift cards but if you have items then I would be happy to pick them up. The gift cards give us the ability to buy WHAT IS NEEDED.
If you are unable to give gift cards the basic items needed are: toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, cleaning tools, blankets, hygiene products, baby diapers, baby wipes, etc.
We will give you a full report and account for every penny spent. Thank you so much!
2nd Vice President
Florida Federation of Republican Women