This is a non-partisan race – candidates do not run as a candidate from any political party. In Collier County – ALL voters get to vote for one candidate in each district.

Mary Ellen Cash is running for District 5 of the Collier County School Board race.

What is Early Voting

Early voting is a time period prior to Election Day, at locations designated by the Supervisor of Elections according to state law, where registered voters can vote their ballots.

During early voting, you must vote in your county; however, you are not required to vote in your precinct. It is ideal if you wish to vote closer to work or school, or if you are unavailable on Election Day.

For all Florida elections in which there is a state or federal office race, the Supervisor of Elections is required to conduct early voting.

Early Voting Locations


Click the early voting location to bring up a map.

Election Day – Tuesday, August 28th

ID Requirements

State law (section 101.043, Florida Statutes) requires a person to bring photo and signature identification when they vote in person. For more information on acceptable forms of voter ID, please visit our Identification Requirements page.


Precinct Information

On Election Day, the polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Registered voters are required to vote at the assigned precinct of his/her legal residence. Use our Precinct Finder to locate a precinct or call (239) 252-VOTE for more information.

Access to the polls:

In accordance with Florida Statute 102.031(3), the only persons allowed inside the polling place during the voting hours include:

  • Persons there to vote, persons in care of a voter, or persons caring for such voter
  • Election workers
  • Official poll watchers approved for the precinct by the Supervisor – §101.131, F.S.
  • The Supervisor of Elections and/or elections staff
  • Law enforcement/emergency service personnel (if needed)


Assistance in Voting


Florida Statutes §101.051 prohibits anyone from being with the voter when they cast their vote unless the voter has previously requested a need for assistance.

If not previously identified as requiring assistance, the voter must complete an affidavit before anyone will be permitted to accompany the voter into the voting booth.

If the voter does not bring a person to provide assistance, two election workers of different political affiliations may accompany the elector to the voting booth.


FL is a Closed Primary State

Florida is a Closed Primary State. This means that only voters who are registered members of a political party may vote for their respective party’s candidates in a Primary Election. Voters without party affiliation are not eligible to vote for party candidates and voters who belong to a minor party can only vote for party candidates if those candidates are on the ballot. (F.S. 101.021)

To make changes to their party affiliation, voters must notify the Supervisor of Elections office by completing and signing a new voter registration application form or other signed written notice that contains your date of birth or voter registration number. You cannot change your party at the polling place. To be eligible for a Primary Election, a party change must be made at least 29 days before the Primary Election. (F.S. 97.1031)