No Changes

No Changes for How Sarasota County Commissioners Are Elected, Public Schools Funded

The results are in: Sarasota County supports single-member district voting and maintaining the current school funding model.

03/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto


Sample Ballots for March Election in the Mail This Week to Voters

The ballots are for the March 8 School District Referendum and County Charter Referendum.

02/14/2022 By Staff


Sen. Shervin Jones Launches 'Operation Blackout' in Sarasota Today

Sen. Shevrin Jones will be in Sarasota to promote the program on Friday, Feb. 11.

02/11/2022 By Staff

If at First You Don't Succeed

The Sarasota County Commission Wants a Do-Over on Single-Member Districts

On Tuesday, March 8, voters will again decide whether Sarasota County Commissioners should be elected by the residents of their district or by the county as a whole.

02/08/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis


Vote-by-Mail Available to All Sarasota County Voters for March Election

Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person but must be received in the elections office by 7 p.m. on election night to be counted.

02/01/2022 By Staff


Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for March 8 Referendums

New voters must apply by Monday, Feb. 7, at 11:59 p.m.

01/24/2022 By Staff


Early Voting Set for Nov. 2 City of Venice General Election

Early voting will run Monday, Oct. 25, and continue through Saturday, Oct. 30.

10/14/2021 By Staff


Voter Registration Deadline Nearing for Nov. 2 Elections

Voters must be registered by Oct. 4 to participate in the City of Venice and Town of Longboat Key elections.



Sample Ballots for Nov. 2 Municipal Elections Now Available Online

City of Venice voters will elect council members for seats 3 and 4; Town of Longboat Key voters will be voting whether to approve or reject a density referendum.

09/07/2021 By Staff


DeSantis Signs Into Law Controversial New Voting Bill

The new law limits the use of ballot drop boxes and restricts vote-by-mail procedures. Republicans say it cracks down on potential fraud; Democrats say it's voter suppression.

05/06/2021 By Staff


Deadline to Request Vote-by-Mail Ballot for North Port, Holiday Park Elections Is Feb. 27

The election will be held on March 9.

02/25/2021 By Staff


Buchanan Re-Elected; Battie, Alpert and Arroyo Win Sarasota City Commission Seats

The three new Sarasota city commissioners-elect will be sworn in on Friday.

11/04/2020 By Staff

Sweet relief

Baking These Cookies Is Guaranteed to Make Your Election Day Sweeter

Take out your feelings on these cookies, which require you to slam down your baking sheet to achieve a magical ripple effect.

11/03/2020 By Megan McDonald

Count the Votes

Sarasota's Supervisor of Elections Urges Calm While Waiting for Election Results

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner walks us through how his office will count the historic number of votes being cast this year.

11/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


What's It Like to Attend a Trump Rally?

Isaac Eger queued up for Ivanka Trump's event at Nathan Benderson Park this week.

10/28/2020 By Isaac Eger


Scenes from Sarasota's First Day of Early Voting

From essential workers to retirees to first-time voters, here's who showed up today.

10/19/2020 By Megan McDonald Photography by Barbara Banks


Sarasota County To Vote on Continuance of Tax Exemption Program for Business Incentives

The ad valorem property tax exemption enables businesses to save on the costs incurred from relocating to or expanding an existing operation within Sarasota County.

10/15/2020 By Staff


Early Voting Is Underway in Sarasota-Manatee

Early voting runs through Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily.

10/09/2020 By Staff


Sample Ballots for Nov. 3 General Election Are In the Mail

The Nov. 3 ballot is a multi-page, 17-inch long ballot.

10/08/2020 By Staff


Today Is the Last Day to Register to Vote in Nov. 3 Election

The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections has extended office hours for the Oct. 5 voter registration deadline.

10/05/2020 By Staff