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FACT SHEET - August 18, 2020 Primary Election


August 18, 2020 Primary Election

Election Day: Tuesday, August 18 - Polls open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Total Precincts: 99
Total Polling Locations: 68
Total Registered Voters: 329,553 (Republican: 139,363; Democrat: 104,454; Other: 85,736)

Ballot Information: Precinct specific sample ballots available at:
In addition, a personalized sample ballot was mailed to every registered voter who did not request a vote-by-mail ballot.
Note: every registered voter, regardless of party affiliation, is eligible to vote in the August 18 primary election.

Vote-by-mail: Ballots mailed as of 8-10-20 (final mail date): 127,885.
Ballots returned/accepted to date (as of noon 8-12-20): 58,390.
The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to a voter was
5 p.m., Saturday, Aug 8.
During early voting (now thru Sunday, Aug 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily), ballots may be returned at drive-
thru, drop off points located outside all elections offices in Sarasota, North Port and Venice, or dropped into
secure drop boxes located inside all early voting locations.
Ballots may also be returned in person to any of the three elections offices during regular business hours
(M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on election night, Aug 18).
Note: vote-by-mail ballots must be received in the elections office no later than 7 p.m. on election night to be counted.

Early Voting: Sat., August 8 - Sun., August 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily; five sites:
· Supervisor of Elections Office, Terrace Bldg, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota
· Supervisor of Elections Office, R. L. Anderson Bldg, 4000 Tamiami Trail S, Venice
· Supervisor of Elections Office, Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port
· North Sarasota Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota
· Sarasota Square Mall, 8201 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota