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January 12, 2018   941.861.8606
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January 16 is the voter registration deadline for House District Special Election

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding citizens who reside within State House District 72 that Tuesday, January 16, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the district’s Special Election, scheduled for February 13, 2018.

Turner said new voter registration applications must be completed, signed and returned in person or postmarked by the January 16 deadline. An application may also be submitted online at or through any driver license or tax collector’s office that issues Florida driver licenses or Florida ID cards.

Voters who have moved, changed names, or need to update their signatures since the last election may also complete a voter registration application to update their records.

Signature updates must be received by the elections office prior to the start of the canvass of vote-by-mail ballots, which is Tuesday, February 6, 8:30 a.m. Address and name changes may be made any time prior to voting.

Applications are available at all three elections offices in Sarasota, Venice and North Port, at public libraries, military recruitment offices, and public assistance offices, and may be downloaded at .

Finally, Turner recommends that voters confirm before the January 16 voter registration deadline that they are registered to vote and that their voter registration information is current. For more information or assistance, voters may call the supervisor of elections office at 941.861.8619 or visit the website.