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August 05, 2020   941.861.8606
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Reminder: Early voting set to begin Saturday, August 8

~ New: Drive-thru, drop-off service available for vote-by-mail ballots during early voting ~

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding voters that early voting for the August 18 primary election begins Saturday, August 8 and continues through Sunday, August 16 at five locations listed here:

· Supervisor of Elections office: Terrace Building, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota 34237
· Supervisor of Elections office: R.L. Anderson Administration Building, 4000 Tamiami Trail S, Venice 34293
· Supervisor of Elections office: Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port 34287
· Sarasota Square Mall: 8201 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34238
· North Sarasota Library: 2801 Newtown Boulevard, Sarasota 34234

Voters may vote at any of these sites during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, inclusive of weekends. “Early voting, like election day voting, provides an in-person voting experience that many voters like, but allows a person to choose one of several convenient locations throughout the county,” Turner said.

New: Drive-thru, drop-off service available for vote-by-mail ballots
Also, new for this election, Turner said: “We are providing a drive-thru, drop-off option for voters who would like to drop off their vote-by-mail ballots without leaving their cars or having to look for a parking spot. Drive-thru, drop-off will be offered at the three elections offices in Sarasota, Venice, and North Port, during early voting dates and times, and provides for optimal social distancing,” he said.

In addition to these new drive-thru, drop-off locations, secure vote-by-mail ballot drop boxes are still located inside all early voting locations during the early voting dates and times listed above, and inside all elections offices during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, and until 7 p.m. on election night, August 18).

For more information, visit or call 941.861.8619.

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