Sarasota County, FL - Board of Elections
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February 05, 2021   941.861.8606
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Elections supervisor reminds North Port voters of vote-by-mail request deadline

SARASOTA, FL - Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding North Port voters that any registered voter may vote by mail in the city’s special election and the Holiday Park Park and Recreation District election, both scheduled for March 9.

Turner said voters may request a vote-by-mail ballot online at or by calling 941.861.8618. The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to a voter is 5 p.m., Saturday, February 27.

Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person but must be received in the elections office by 7 p.m. on election night to be counted. The cost to return a ballot by mail is one Forever stamp or $.55 postage.

Turner also noted that beginning March 1, voted ballots may be returned at a drive-thru, drop-off point at the North Port elections office location (Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail) as follows:

· Monday, March 1-Saturday, March 6 and Monday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
· Tuesday, March 9 (election day), from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Turner urges voters to read and follow the instructions included with vote-by-mail ballots to ensure their ballots are counted. Voters should complete and sign the Voter’s Certificate on the ballot return envelope and the voter’s signature should match the signature on record.

Voters may also track their vote-by-mail ballots at . Turner recommends voters allow up to 72 hours from the time their voted ballots are submitted for the online tracking information to update.

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

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