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July 01, 2020   941.861.8606
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Supervisor of elections offers vote-by-mail for 2020 primary and general elections

SARASOTA, FL - Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding Sarasota County voters that, as an alternative to going to the polls on election day, vote-by-mail is available for all registered voters in the August 18 primary and November 3 general elections.

“Voting by mail, which began in Florida in 2002 as no-excuse absentee voting, is a safe and convenient alternative to in-person voting and is available to all voters,” Turner said.

A request for a vote-by-mail ballot may be submitted by phone to 941.861.8618 or online at . A vote-by-mail ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all available elections through 2022. A voter, who would like a ballot mailed to him/her for the August 18 primary must make the request no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 8.

Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person, but must reach one of the following three supervisor of elections offices by 7 p.m. on election night:

· Sarasota County Terrace Building, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota, 34237
· R.L. Anderson Administration Building, 4000 Tamiami Trail S., Venice 34293
· Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port 34287

Voted ballots may also be dropped into secure vote-by-mail drop boxes located inside all elections offices during regular business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and until 7 p.m. on election night).

In addition, during the early voting period, beginning Saturday, August 8, through Sunday, August 16, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily, voted ballots may be deposited in secure drop boxes inside all early voting locations, which include the three elections offices listed above; Sarasota Square Mall, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, and North Sarasota Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota.

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

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