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


Reminder: Check Your Polling Place Before You Vote Tomorrow

Due to the impact of Covid-19 on poll worker staffing and polling place availability, some polling places have been combined or relocated.

11/02/2020 By Staff


City of Sarasota Administrative Offices to Close for Election Day

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup and commercial garbage collection schedules will be unaffected.



What To Know Before You Vote Next Tuesday

A checklist from the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections.

10/28/2020 By Staff


Reminder: Early Voting for Nov. 3 Election Ends Nov. 1

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is urging voters to cast ballots early, if possible.

10/27/2020 By Staff


Supervisor of Elections Announces Temporary Polling Place Changes for Nov. 3 General Election

Be sure to double-check your precinct info before you head out next Tuesday.

10/26/2020 By Staff


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

Breaking News

After Widespread Issues, Florida Supervisor of Elections Extends Voter Registration Deadline

Voter registration applications may still be submitted online and in-person through 7 p.m. today. Applications postmarked with today's date will also be counted.

10/06/2020 By Staff


General Election Ballots in the Mail to Domestic Voters

The Sarasota County elections office sent 132,796 vote-by-mail ballots on Sept. 24; another 7,600 will go out Sept. 25.

09/24/2020 By Staff


General Election Ballots Sent to Military and Overseas Voters

Another 132,796 ballots are scheduled for mailing to domestic voters beginning Sept. 24.

09/18/2020 By Staff


Reflections From a First-Time Voter

Teenager Ximena Chafloque cast her ballot and urges other young women to do the same.

08/18/2020 By Susan Burns

The Future Was Female

A Timeline of Notable Events Leading to the Passage of the 19th Amendment

Plus, a list of books and films to read and watch. Consider this your suffragist primer.

08/18/2020 By Staff

Milestone Moment

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates Women's Suffrage Centennial Aug. 20

A special online event will wrap up the communitywide Suffragist Project.

08/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Future Was Female

A List of Books, Plays and Films to Illuminate Your Understanding of the Suffragist Movement

There's something for everyone.

08/18/2020 By Staff


Early Voting Scheduled for August 18 Primary

Early voting will run from Saturday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 16 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily.

07/23/2020 By Staff

The politics of the pandemic

Sarasota's Supervisor of Elections Explains Why Voting by Mail Remains 'Safe and Secure'

Ron Turner walks us through how voting by mail works in Sarasota County.

05/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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


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


New College of Florida Receives National Awards for High Student Voter Turnout

In last year’s election, 64.2 percent of the New College student body voted, compared to 29.3 percent in 2014.

11/12/2019 By Staff