The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections office on Wednesday began sending out vote-by-mail ballots for the May 9 Sarasota City Commission election. The second round of voting includes the top three vote-getters from the first round, which was completed on March 14. In the first round of voting, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch earned 21.2 percent of the vote, Hagen Brody won 19.6 percent and Martin Hyde received 14.6 percent. The top two vote-getters in the next round will earn a seat on the City Commission. Early in-person voting begins Monday, May 1, and continues through Saturday, May 6. Registered voters who live within the city limits can request a vote-by-mail ballot until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.
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