Second Chances

Should Former Felons Have the Right to Vote?

More than 6 million Americans are barred from voting because of a felony conviction—including more than 1.6 million in Florida.

02/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Early Voting in State House Special Election Starts Saturday

Early in-person voting in the state House special election involving Democrat Margaret Good, Republican James Buchanan and Libertarian Alison Foxall begins Saturday, Feb. 3.

01/29/2018 By Staff


Proposal to Restore Voting Rights to Felons Wins Spot on Ballot

The Clearwater organization that led the effort collected more than 1.1 million petitions.

01/23/2018 By Staff

New hires

Elections Supervisor Names New Communications and Voter Outreach Manager

The office of Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner recently hired Rachel Denton.

01/08/2018 By staff


Early Voting in State House Democratic Primary Begins Nov. 25

The special election was called because of the resignation of former state Rep. Alex Miller, R-Sarasota, who quit after serving less than a year in office.

11/17/2017 By staff


Vote-By-Mail Ballots Go Out in Florida House Special Election Primary

The Sarasota supervisor of elections last week began sending out vote-by-mail ballots for the Democratic primary election between Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari.

10/23/2017 By staff


Sarasota Supervisor to Speak About Upcoming Elections

Ron Turner will discuss how local elections are managed during the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

10/03/2017 By staff


New Online Voter Registration System Launches

Florida residents who already have a state-issued driver's license or identification card can register at

09/29/2017 By staff

Rock the Vote

How Safe is Your Vote?

Sarasota elections supervisor Ron Turner weighs in.

08/25/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Two New City Commissioners to Be Sworn in Monday

Sarasota voters elected Hagen Brody and Jennifer Ahearn-Koch to the City Commission on Tuesday.

05/10/2017 By staff


Early Voting in City Commission Race Begins

The top two vote-getters among the final three candidates, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde, will earn a seat on the commission.

04/28/2017 By staff