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January 22, 2021   941.861.8606
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Ballots for March 9 election in the mail today to military/overseas voters

~ Domestic ballots scheduled for January 28 mailing ~

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner will begin mailing today vote-by-mail ballots for the March 9 City of North Port special election and the Holiday Park Park and Recreation District election.

Turner said 170 ballots will be mailed today to active duty military personnel and their spouses and dependents who are absent from Sarasota County, and to overseas U.S. citizens. An additional 13,545 ballots are scheduled to be mailed to domestic voters beginning January 28, he added.

Following the initial mailings, ballots will be processed and mailed as requests are received.

Registered voters who reside within the City of North Port may submit vote-by-mail requests online at or by calling 941.861.8618.

Requests for ballots to be mailed domestically must be received by the elections office no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 to allow sufficient time for the ballot to reach the voter and be returned to the elections office in time to be counted. Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person but must be received by the supervisor of elections no later than 7 p.m. on election day, to be counted. Voters should return their ballots promptly to avoid postal service delays.

With the exception of uniformed services and civilian voters living overseas, a voter who requests a ballot be mailed to an address other than the address on file in the Florida Voter Registration System, must submit a signed written request to the elections office.

Turner reminds voters that the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot certificate will be compared to the voter’s signature on file in the elections office for verification purposes. Voters may update their signatures by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application to the supervisor of elections office. A voter’s signature update for the March 9 election must be received by the elections office before the voter’s ballot is received.