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IMPORTANT REMINDER: Only a few days left to request vote-by-mail ballot for March 17 presidential preference primary

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is again reminding voters that the deadline to request to have a vote-by-mail ballot mailed to you for the March 17, 2020 presidential preference primary is 5 p.m., Saturday, March 7.

To request a ballot by mail, a voter may call 941.861.8618 or submit an online request at . After the March 7 vote-by-mail deadline, voters have the option of voting in person during early voting or at the polls on election day.

Turner also urges voters to read and follow the instructions included with vote-by-mail ballots to ensure their ballots are counted. Voters should complete and sign the ballot certificate envelope and the voter’s signature should match the signature on record. Ballots may be returned by mail or in person to any of the three elections offices in Sarasota, Venice or North Port, but must be received no later than 7 p.m. on election night.

During the early voting period March 7-14, voted ballots may also be dropped into secure vote-by-mail ballot drop boxes inside all early voting locations between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. In addition to the three elections offices, early voting will also be available at the North Sarasota Library and the Sarasota Square Mall.

Voters may track their vote-by-mail ballots at from the time their requests are processed until the voted ballots are received by the elections office. Just click on the “Vote by Mail” icon on the home page, select “Track your Vote-by-Mail Ballot,” and follow the easy instructions.

In addition to the presidential preference primary, the March 17 elections include the Holiday Park Park and Recreation District election and the Longboat Key bond referendum.

For more information, contact the supervisor of elections office at 941.861.8618 or visit .

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