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February 07, 2020   941.861.8606
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Voter registration/party change deadline nearing for March 17 presidential primary

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding county residents that the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the March 17, 2020 presidential preference primary or to change party affiliation for that election is Tuesday, February 18.

Turner recommends that voters confirm before the February 18 deadline that they are registered to vote and that their voter registration information is current. A voter may check his or her voter eligibility at . Just click on “Voter Information” in the main menu and then on “Voter Lookup” and follow the easy instructions.

New paper voter registration applications and applications for party changes must be completed, signed and returned in person to an elections office or postmarked by the February 18 deadline. Applications submitted electronically before midnight on February 18 through will also be accepted.

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

A voter’s signature on file with the elections office at the time his or her vote-by-mail ballot is received is the one that will be used to verify the signature on the ballot. Address and name changes may be made any time prior to voting.

Voter registration 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 . Applications also may be submitted through any driver license or tax collector’s office that issues Florida driver licenses or Florida ID cards.

For more information or assistance, voters may call the supervisor of elections office at 941.861.8619 or visit the website.