Sarasota County, FL - Board of Elections
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October 02, 2017   (941) 861-8606
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Vote-by-mail ballots for November 7 City off Venice General Election scheduled for mailing


SARASOTA, FL - The Sarasota County elections office will begin mailing vote-by-mail (absentee) ballots for the November 7, 2017 City of Venice General Election on Tuesday, October 3. A total of 3,123 ballots will be mailed to registered stateside voters who live within the city limits and who have a vote-by-mail ballot request on file with the elections office, according to Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner.

To request a vote-by-mail ballot, a voter may submit an online request at , email , or call (941) 861-8618.

Requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by the elections office no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1. Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person but must be received by the supervisor of elections no later than 7 p.m. on election day to be counted.

A voter, with the exception of uniformed service and civilian voters living overseas, who requests a ballot be mailed to an address other than the address on file in the Florida Voter Registration System, must submit a signed written request to the elections office.

Turner reminds voters that the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot certificate must match the voter’s signature on file in the elections office to be counted. Voters may update their signatures by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application to the supervisor of elections office. Signature updates must be received prior to the start of the vote-by-mail canvass, which is Tuesday, October 31.