Politics

Proposed Change to Sarasota County Commission to Be Debated Aug. 16

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a discussion of the proposal to create "single member districts" for the Sarasota County Commission.

08/06/2018 By Staff

Politics

Deadline to Register to Vote in Primaries Is Monday

All new voter registration applications or party changes must be signed and returned in person or postmarked by Monday, July 30.

07/27/2018 By Staff

Politics

Primary Vote-By-Mail Ballots Start Going Out

Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner's office began mailing vote-by-mail ballots for next month's primary elections on Friday.

07/13/2018 By Staff

Politics

Voters to Decide Whether to Move City Elections to the Fall

City of Sarasota voters will choose this November whether to move City Commission elections to coincide with federal, state, county and district elections.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Data

Study Says Allowing Felons to Vote Would Boost Florida's Economy

Allowing felons who have served their sentences to vote in Florida elections would generate $365 million in economic impact, according to a new study.

05/17/2018 By Staff

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

Politics

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

Politics

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

Politics

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

Politics

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

Politics

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

Politics

New Online Voter Registration System Launches

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

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

Politics

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

Politics

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