FORT MYERS, Fla - With a little more than 60 days to go, the Lee County Supervisor of Elections says the district's special election, is causing nothing but headaches.
Many voters in Lee County may remember the 2012 voting experience: long lines, lengthy ballots, and uncast votes.
Well this time around, in 2014, the Lee County Board of Elections wants to make sure that doesn't happen.
"We will be looking at electronic poll books this year. Also in the process of getting more equipment into the precincts," said Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington.
But some of those plans are on hold, after the state called a special election to fill Trey Radel's seat.
"We won't have time to implement the new software package for our voting system that we thought we would be able to to make things easier," said Harrington.
There's a race behind the scenes as well, to get the special election up and running.
"We are still looking at about 100 plus polling locations that we have to tie down before the election. I know we have about 15 so far that would not be available," said Harrington.
Potentially causing a big mess for voters, similar to 2012.
"I know we are going to have to move people from where they normally voted. If we have to put some precincts together in polling locations, there might be some lines and that was what we are trying to get rid of," said Harrington.
Harrington says the office will work to notify everybody, either by letter or by card. She also wanted to remind voters that as of right now, April's primary could be a closed one. That means anyone not registered as a Republican will need to change their affiliation if they want to vote.
They have up until 29 days before the election to do so.