Cape Coral mayoral election to take place Tuesday

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. Cape Coral is getting ready for a whole new wave of leadership as the general election approaches.

Residents will have the chance to vote for Michael Hollow or Joe Coviello to be the next mayor of Cape Coral on Nov. 7. Four city council seats are also up for grabs.

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Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki announced in March she wouldn’t seek re-election.

Sawicki made headlines in October after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed an investigation into her office over a potential ethics violation.

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Some voters expressed they are ready for a change.

“We need to get more industry and I think that’s one of the bigger things that faces Cape Coral on a longer list,” Cape Coral resident Steve Herzfeld said.

While there are 112,000 registered voters in Cape Coral, only 17,000 people have showed up in person to participate in early voting, according to Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle. Another 12,000 ballots have been received in the mail.

“People are not informed as much with local elections as they should be, they don’t think it affects them as much, but it affects them more because the people that determine their every day lives,” Doyle said.

Click here for a full list of voting precincts.

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