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

Amendment 2

Should Florida Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour?

Workers and labor advocates say people can't live on $8.56 an hour. Opponents say raising the state's minimum wage will hurt small businesses.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


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


Candidates Qualify for District Election

With more than two candidates qualifying for District 2 and District 3, a first election for those seats will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

06/12/2020 By Staff


Candidate Qualifying Period for City Elections Opens June 8

Qualifying packets are available for pickup by appointment only at the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk at City Hall.

05/27/2020 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


Early Voting Set for March 17 Presidential Preference Primary

Early voting will begin Saturday, March 7, and continue through Saturday, March 14.

02/28/2020 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


Voter Registration Deadline for March 17 Presidential Primary Is Feb. 18

Remember that Florida is a closed primary state, so voters are eligible to vote only for the candidates of their own party in a primary election.

01/22/2020 By Staff