Published: Dec 28, 2011 11:32 PM EST
Updated: Dec 29, 2011 12:48 AM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Voters only have a few days left to register or change their party affiliation in order to cast a ballot in the Florida primary.

Shirley Geuther says filing out the required form was easy to do.

"It was just like falling off a log. Just perfect", she said. 

Lee County's Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington warned that voters cannot be a registered Democrat or Independent and vote in the Republican Primary.

The Florida primary is a closed-one.

"You have to be registered in the party that you are voting on. You can't go into your polling place on election or vote early and change your party there. It has to be done 29 days prior to the election", added Harrington. 

Election officials say the number of absentee ballots being requested is higher than in 2008 when Democrats and Republicans held primaries.

The last day voters can request an absentee ballot is January 24th.