|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||For More Information Contact|
|September 29, 2017||(941) 861-8606|
All registered voters in Sarasota County to receive new voter information cards
|SARASOTA, FL - The elections office will issue new voter information cards on September 29, 2017 to all registered voters in Sarasota County, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner announced today.
The new cards will contain vital information about a voter’s Congressional, State Senate, State House, County Commission, School Board, and Municipal voting districts, as well as important precinct and polling location information.
Turner urges voters to destroy their old cards and pay special attention to the information contained on the new cards, noting that a number of significant changes have occurred since the 2016 elections. These are:
· Sarasota County now comprises two U.S. Congressional Districts - CD 16 and CD 17,
· State Senate is District 23 (formerly 28),
· Redistricting by the Sarasota County School Board, and
· Several polling location and name changes, including
o Pct 106 - name change to Shining Light Church, 8500 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota
o Pct 119 - location change to Faith Church, 1201 N. Beneva Rd, Sarasota
o Pct 217 - name change to Fruitville Ministry Park, 3375 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota
o Pct 219 - name change to Sarasota Community Church, 4041 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota
o Pct 227 - location change to Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota
o Pct 411 - location change to St Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota
o Pct 435 - name change to Venetian River Club, 502 Veneto Blvd., North Venice
o Pct 515 - location change to Hotel Venezia, 425 US 41 Bypass N., Venice
In addition, the new cards will contain important information about how to access Florida’s new online voter registration system. Effective October 1, 2017, Florida voters will be able to submit new voter registration applications or update their current voter records online by going to www.RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov.
The mailing will help the elections office to maintain accurate and current voter rolls. Cards will be mailed to addresses on file with the elections office and are not forwardable. As a result, the elections office will be notified by the U.S. Postal Service of address changes, which will help us to keep the voter registration rolls up-to-date, Turner noted.
If a voter does not receive a card or needs to update any of the information on the new card, he or she should contact the elections office at (941) 861-8619. Voters with questions about the new cards may also call or visit www.SarasotaVotes.com.
Like the old cards, the new voter information cards are informational only and may not be used as identification for voting purposes. Turner reminds all voters to take a photo and signature ID to the polls when voting at an early voting location or at the polls on election day.