Voter Registration Deadline Nearing for Nov. 3 General Election

Voter applications must be returned by Oct. 5.

09/21/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Supervisor of Elections Announces Temporary Polling Place Changes for Primary Election Day

The changes are due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

08/10/2020 By Staff


Manatee County Announces Precinct Consolidations for Aug. 18 Primary

Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett says the consolidations are necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

08/03/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Voters Urged to Promptly Return Vote-By-Mail Ballots

The deadline for voters to request ballots be mailed for the Aug. 18 primary is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8.

07/31/2020 By Staff


Early Voting Begins Next Week

Early voting in Sarasota County will begin on Saturday, Aug. 8 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 16.

07/30/2020 By Staff


Sample Ballots for August 18 Primary Available Online

The elections office will also be mailing personalized sample ballots to voters who have not requested a vote-by-mail ballot.

07/20/2020 By Staff


Voter Registration/Party Change Deadline Nears For August 18 Primary

The last day to register to be eligible to vote or change party affiliation is July 20.

06/30/2020 By Staff


Poll Workers Needed for 2020 Elections

Workers are needed for both the Aug. 18 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election.

06/23/2020 By Staff


Supervisor of Elections Announces Temporary Office Closures

In the meantime, residents can go to for services.

03/24/2020 By Staff

Florida Primary

After Serving Her Time in Prison, a Sarasota Woman Goes to the Polls

Betty Riddle voted for the first time in her life at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex this morning.

03/17/2020 By Isaac Eger


Supervisor of Elections Announces New Emergency Polling Place Change

The new locations—an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19—are effective for tomorrow's presidential preference primary.

03/16/2020 By Staff


Supervisor of Elections Announces Polling Place Changes

Notice of changes in polling places has been given for precincts 106, 421, 213 and 133.

03/11/2020 By Staff


Sample Ballots for March 17 Elections Available Online

Voters may access sample ballots in both English and Spanish at

02/11/2020 By Staff


Supervisor of Elections to Make Drop Boxes Available for Vote-by-Mail Return

The drop boxes aim to make returning vote-by-mail ballots more convenient.

02/04/2020 By Staff


Ballots for Nov. 5 City of Venice General Election Scheduled for Mailing

A total of 5,177 ballots are scheduled for the initial mailing, followed by daily mailings through Monday, Oct. 28.

09/25/2019 By Staff


Elections Office to Host Orientation for Potential Bilingual Poll Workers

The elections office is recruiting people to work as inspectors and deputies at designated precincts on election day and during early voting periods prior to each election.

09/04/2019 By Staff


Florida to Join the Electronic Registration Information Center

The state has also provided $5.1 million for elections cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 election.

08/22/2019 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Who Exactly is Disgraced Political Candidate Melissa Howard?

Mr. Chatterbox investigates.

10/25/2018 By Robert Plunket


Forum for County Commission Candidates Set for Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations has invited Republicans Alexandra Coe and Christian Zeigler and Democrat Ruta Maria Jouniari to the forum.

07/03/2018 By Staff


Dates for Special Election to Replace State Rep. Alex Miller Set

Miller, R-Sarasota, recently resigned from the Florida Legislature after serving less than a year.

09/05/2017 By staff