Friday, December 3, 2021

Voting Begins in 2016 Election



By Steve “Stef” Stefanides

The 2016 elections are moving into one of the final stages of determining who will emerge victorious on the evening of November 8, hopefully. It will all come down to who has energized their base the most and insured they turn out during early voting, and then finally on Election Day, November 8.

On the first day of early voting in Collier County 7,633 took advantage of the opportunity to cast their ballots. That is in addition to 36,155 mail-in ballots already received. Mail-in ballots will continue to be received during, and up to, Election Day on November 8.

971 voters came to the polls on Monday, the first day of early voting on Marco Island, which continues from 9 AM to 6 PM each day until Saturday, November 5th at the Marco Island Library, 210 South Heathwood Drive. There are 12,157 registered voters on Marco

Photos by Steve Stefanides

Photos by Steve Stefanides

Island and some anticipate a large turnout for this election.

An interesting statistic on Marco Island shows that registered female voters outnumber male voters throughout the three polling places on the island.

November 8 will find voters reporting to their normal polling places and the polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM. Should you have questions regarding your official polling place, call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 239-252-8683 or visit their website at

On Marco Island voters will be choosing between eight candidates for a total of four seats. That election has been hotly contested, leaving some to complain about a barrage of nasty emails and an off-color political cartoon.

Count on the Coastal Breeze News to bring you up-to-date information regarding the election as it heads into the home stretch. Stay informed by visiting our website at and see all the breaking news on Marco Island.

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