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Election Statistics
Gubernatorial and Presidential Election Years
1976 through 2012  
 
Lee County, Florida
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1976
General Election
86,978
48,771
34,377
1,940
80%
( Ford = 38,038 - Carter = 30,569 )
 
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1980 1st
Primary Election
108,987
56,629
47,153
5,204
38%
1980 2nd
Primary Election
Overall Same as Above
44%
1980
General Election
113,921
58,838
49,422
5,661
83%
( Reagan = 57,027 - Carter = 26,646 )
 
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1984 1st
Primary Election
132,224
62,451
62,830
6,943
32%
1984 2nd
Primary Election
Overall Same as Above
18%
1984
General Election
140,094
64,993
67,217
6,084
84%
( Reagan = 85,006 - Mondale = 30,011 )
 
Gubernatorial
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1986 1st
Primary Election
147,541
65,499
72,953
9,089
35%
1986 2nd
Primary Election
Overall Same as Above
24%
1986
General Election
150,425
66,364
74,621
9.440
68%
( Martinez = 58,380 - Pajcic = 40,927 )
 
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1988 1st
Primary Election
155,956
64,428
81,154
10,374
39%
1988 2nd
Primary Election
Overall Same as Above
30%
1988
General Election
166,343
67,343
87,210
13,729
81%
( Bush = 87,247 - Dukakis = 40,709 )
 

 
Gubernatorial
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1990 1st
Primary Election
157,228
60,864
84,599
11,765
28%
1990 2nd
Primary Election
Overall Same as Above
16%
1990
General Election
161,141
62,301
86,661
12,179
69%
( Martinez = 60,408 - Chiles = 48,784 )
 
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1992 1st
Primary Election
177,790
67,049
95,756
14,985
31%
1992 2nd
Primary Election
Overall Same as Above
27%
1992
General Election
190,641
71,892
101,605
17,144
88%
( Bush = 73,423 - Clinton = 53,653 )
 
Gubernatorial
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1994 1st
Primary Election
197,315
73,206
106,009
18,100
28%
1994 2nd
Primary Election
Overall Same as Above
16%
1994
General Election
200,620
74,049
108,154
18,417
68%
( Bush = 75,365 - Chiles = 58,785 -)
 
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1996 1st
Primary Election
226,951
77,664
117,924
31,363
24%
1996 2nd
Primary Election
225,650
76,989
117,117
31,544
17%
1996
General Election
229,330
78,027
118,574
32,729
74%
( Dole = 80,882 - Clinton = 65,692 )
 
Gubernatorial
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
1998 1st
Primary Election
246,034
81,199
123,483
41,352
21%
1998 2nd
Primary Election
240,777
79,560
120,958
40,259
8%
1998
General Election
242,455
80,010
121,831
40,614
51%
( Bush = 78,816 - MacKay = 43,077 )
 
 

 
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
2000 1st
Primary Election
244,776
77,343
120,823
46,610
27%
2000 2nd
Primary Election
247,756
78,200
121,994
47,562
35%
2000
General Election
252,918
79,739
124,144
49,035
74%
( Bush = 106,141 - Gore = 73,560 )
 
Laws of Florida 2002-17 provided for a Primary and General Election in the year 2002. 2nd Primary eliminated for 2002.
Gubernatorial
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
2002 1st
Primary Election
281,487
87,121
135,192
59,174
26%
2002
General Election
283,185
87,802
135,659
59,724
58%
( Bush = 109,183 - McBride = 51,682 )
 
Laws of Florida 2003-415 provided for a Primary and General Election in the year 2004. 2nd Primary eliminated for 2004.
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
2004 1st
Primary Election
300,711
89,054
143,840
67,817
24.43%
2004
General Election
304,937
90,716
144,948
69,273
79.25%
( Bush = 144,176 - Kerry = 93,860 )
 
In 2005, the Florida Legislature passed and Governor Jeb Bush signed House Bill 1673 also known as
Laws of Florida 2005-286. Laws of Florida 2005-286 permanently eliminated the
2nd Primary Election in Florida effective January 1, 2006.
Gubernatorial
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
2006 1st
Primary Election
323,290
93,017
152,586
77,686
17.62%
2006
General Election
326,933
94,082
153,682
79,169
47.67%
( Crist = 97,221 - Davis = 53,426 )
 
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
2008 1st
Primary Election
295,780
89,467
138,744
67,531
19.99%
2008
General Election
320,512
99,413
147,241
73,858
85.27%
( Obama = 119,701 - McCain = 147,608 )
 

 
 
Gubernatorial
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
2010 1st
Primary Election
342,778
105,320
153,653
83,805
23.68%
2010
General Election
347,466
106,311
155,397
85,758
53.28%
( Scott = 107,460 - Sink = 68,041 )
 
Presidential
Year
Registered
Voters
Democrat
Republican
Other
Turnout
2012 1st
Primary Election
375,727
110,750
166,626
98,351
21.48%
2012
General Election
388,427
114,668
170,084
103,675
68.98%
( Obama = 110,157 - Romney = 157,163 )