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September 24, 2020   941.861.8606
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General election ballots in the mail today to domestic voters

SARASOTA, FL - The Sarasota County elections office is sending 132,796 vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3 general election today and approximately 7,600 more tomorrow to domestic voters who have requests on file, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner said today. Following these initial mailings, vote-by-mail ballot requests will be processed, and ballots mailed daily, as needed.

A request for a ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received by the elections office by 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 to allow enough time for the ballot to reach the voter and be returned to the elections office in time to be counted. A request may be submitted online at or by calling 941.861.8618.

Turner urges voters who choose to vote by mail to request and return their ballots promptly.
“Voted ballots must be received in the elections office by 7 p.m. on election night (Nov 3) to be counted,” he said. “You can return your ballot in person or by mail, but please be mindful of the deadlines and request and return promptly.”

Voters may return their ballots by mail or in person to secure drop boxes located inside all three elections offices in Sarasota, North Port, or Venice during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, and until 7 p.m. on election night, November 3).

Turner reminds voters to follow the instructions included with vote-by-mail ballots to ensure their ballots are counted, and to complete and sign the Voter’s Certificate on the ballot return envelope. The voter’s signature should match the signature on record in the Florida Voter Registration System to be counted.

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

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

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