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Turner wants voters energized for last weekend of early voting

SARASOTA, FL - With only three days of early voting left in Sarasota County, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is urging voters: “Please do not wait until November 3 to cast your ballots!

“I strongly encourage voters to help us ensure that Election Day runs smoothly by taking advantage of the final weekend of early voting to make their voices heard,” Turner said.

“More than 200,000 voters have already cast their votes for the November 3 election, including 70,000 early voters. This means there are still 140,000 voters out there who may be heading to the polls on Election Day. So why not get an early start and avoid the election day rush by casting your ballot when and where it is most convenient for you?” he asks.

Turner noted that early voting turnout has been moderate the last few days and lines are very manageable - less than a 30-minute wait consistently at most sites. He said voters can visit to check the wait time, in real time, at all early voting locations before going to vote.

Turner also pointed out that measures are in place at all locations to ensure the safety of voters and poll workers, including social distancing, frequent disinfecting of surfaces and equipment, and mandatory face coverings for election workers.

Voters can cast ballots now through Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at one of eight locations in the county listed here:
· Elections Office, Terrace Building, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota 34237
· Elections Office, RL Anderson Building, 4000 Tamiami Trail S., Venice 34293
· Elections Office, Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port 34287
· Sarasota Square Mall, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34238
· North Sarasota Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota 34234
· Fruitville Library, 100 Apex Road, Sarasota 34240
· Shannon Staub Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port 34289
· Bee Ridge Park, 4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota 34231
Remember to take valid photo and signature identification when you go to vote. Voters are encouraged to wear a face mask and maintain a six-foot distance from other voters and poll officials at polling sites.
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