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Only registered Captiva voters can cast ballot on special bond referendum

By Staff | Dec 19, 2018

Did you know that prior to the November election, there were only 277 registered voters on Captiva? Please, consider registering to vote. For “how-to” information, visit www.lee.vote/Voter-Resources/How-do-I-register-to-Vote.

If you are already registered, but will not be on Captiva for the special bond referendum being held on March 5, information on how to Vote-by-Mail can be found at www.lee.vote/Vote-by-Mail/Vote-by-Mail-Information/Request-a-Vote-by-Mail-Ballot.

The last Captiva erosion beach nourishment project was in 2013-2014 and came in under budget, costing homeowners less than anticipated. The next project is designed to begin in 2020-2021 and is estimated to cost $30 million. Funding will be obtained from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Lee County Board of County Commissioners and Captiva Island property owners. This special bond referendum for the maximum of $18 million to be paid by the Captiva property owners can only be obtained with a the majority of the registered voters saying “yes.”

Please, register to vote.

If you have any questions, concerns or issues, please call the CEPD at 239-472-2472.

The best place to get any voter questions answered is at www.lee.vote.

The Captiva Erosion Prevention District is an independent special beach and shore preservation district established June 19, 1959 under the provision of chapter 161, Florida Statutes. It is governed by an independently elected district board possessed of broad powers to do as necessary or desirable to carry out the CEPD comprehensive beach and shore preservation program. It provides beach erosion control and preservation activities for the protection, preservation and restoration of Captiva’s sandy beach. For more information, call 239-472-2472 or visit mycepd.com.