Sanibel voters have the opportunity to choose three new members of City Council from six candidates running in the March 2 election.
Two of the seats were vacated by Jason Maughan and Kevin Ruane, both who resigned to run for higher office. Mayor Mick Denham’s term expires and he is not seeking reelection after 16 years of service. This election gives citizens a line up of fresh, qualified candidates. While he is not an incumbent, Maughan is seeking a return to council.
The Lee County Board of Elections has started sending mail-in ballots. In the November General Election, 70 percent of the voting on Sanibel was by mail, with 8.2 percent voting early, and only 21.8 percent voting on election day.
Monday, Feb. 1: Deadline to register to vote
Saturday, Feb. 20: Deadline to return your vote-by-mail ballot through the mail
Saturday, Feb. 20: 5 p.m. deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed
Tuesday, March 2: You may hand deliver your mailed ballot by 7 p.m. to the Lee County Supervisor of Elections main office, 2480 Thompson St., 3rd Floor, Fort Myers; or the branch office, 13180 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
Sanibel Polling Locations: Open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 2
Precinct 16: Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way
Precinct 117: Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way
Precinct 126: (Temporary Location) Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way