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September 25, 2019   941.861.8606
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Ballots for Nov 5 City of Venice election scheduled for domestic mail

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner will begin mailing vote-by-mail ballots for the November 5 City of Venice general election to domestic voters tomorrow, September 26.

A total of 5,177 ballots are scheduled in the initial mailing tomorrow, followed by daily mailings through Monday, October 28, Turner said. A total of 71 ballots have been mailed to overseas civilian and military voters.

A voter may submit a vote-by-mail request online at or by calling 941.861.8618. Requests for ballots to be mailed domestically must be received by the elections office no later than 5 p.m. on the 10th day before the election (October 26) to allow sufficient time for the ballot to reach the voter and be returned to the elections office in time to be counted.

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. Voters should return their ballots promptly to avoid postal service delays.

Except for uniformed services and civilian voters living overseas, a voter, 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 will be compared to the voter’s signature on file in the elections office for verification purposes. Voters may update their signatures by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application to the supervisor of elections office. The signature on file at the time the elections office receives the voted ballot will be the signature used to verify the voter’s eligibility.