Sarasota County, FL - Board of Elections

Voter Registration

General Information

The Florida Voter Registration Application is a standard statewide form and can be used by all permanent residents of the state seeking to register or update their voter registration records.

In order to register to vote one must:

The registration form is available both in English and Spanish

The registration form may be photocopied

An applicant who fails to designate party affiliation will be registered without party affiliation.

If the information provided on the form is not true, the applicant may be convicted of a felony of the third degree and fined up to $5,000 and/or imprisoned for up to five years.

If an applicant has been convicted of a felony or has been declared mentally incompetent with respect to voting by a court of law, and is unsure whether his/her civil rights have been restored, he/she may call the Supervisor of Elections office at (941) 861-8600.

An applicant should fill out his own registration form and must sign it. However, you may help an applicant to fill out a form if he/she needs assistance.

The form does not require the applicant's signature to be witnessed and the applicant DOES NOT have to show identification.

Each applicant should be encouraged to print legibly and be reminded to sign and date the application form.

It is illegal to influence or attempt to influence a person in the free exercise of his/her right to register to vote.