provided by LWV of Sanibel
Sanibel residents will see new faces on the City Council beginning in March 2021. There will be three openings on the Council filled in the Sanibel municipal election on March 2, 2021. It is too early to know who or how many may be vying for these seats. Candidate qualifying takes place January 11 to January 15, 2021, and at that time it will be announced who will be running.
The League of Women Voters of Sanibel will sponsor a candidate forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 with moderator Professor Roger Green, the head of the Political Science Department at Florida Gulf Coast University. Green has worked with the Sanibel League previously and always receives high marks for integrity and fairness.
Because of the many in-person issues with the pandemic and to assure that everyone is safe, the forum will be held as a virtual webinar for which a link will provided after registration has been completed. Questions will be posed in a balanced way including questions from the audience. Voters will come away with the ability to compare and contrast the candidates on the issues facing the City Council today and in the future.
It is the mission of the League of Women Voters to encourage informed and active participation in government. For over 100 years, the public has held the League in high regard for their work on candidate debates and forums. Therefore, it is very important to follow universal best practices to ensure fair and well executed candidate events.
The Sanibel League hosts candidate forums in a credible, non-partisan setting. Since our founding in 2010, the Sanibel League has successfully hosted a number of candidate events moderated by qualified professionals. More details will follow on our website, lwvsanibel.org, on Facebook and in local papers. If you have questions, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Voter Information for March 2 Election
Lee County (lee.vote) has published important dates for you to consider as you plan your vote in the Sanibel City Election on March 2:
Monday, February 1: Deadline to Register to Vote, if you are not already a registered Florida voter.
Saturday, February 20: Deadline to request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot to be mailed to in Sanibel.
This is also the last day to return your ballot through the mail.
If you are going to drop off your vote by mail ballot, you may hand deliver it to the Supervisor of Elections office or branch office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. You may also use the drop off boxes at the branch locations, 13180 Cleveland Ave. or 2480 Thompson Street, 3rd floor, in Fort Myers.
All of this information and more is on the Lee County SOE site at lee.vote, or you may call 239-533-8683. You may also check your registration status and ask about your specific precinct location on Sanibel.