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February 23, 2021   941.861.8601
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Reminder: Deadline to request vote-by-mail ballot for March 9 elections is approaching

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding North Port and Holiday Park voters, who would like to vote by mail in their respective March 9 elections, that 5 p.m., Saturday, February 27 is the deadline to request a ballot be mailed to them.

Turner said voters who reside in the City of North Port and the Holiday Park Park and Recreation District may go to to request a vote-by-mail ballot and to track their ballot from the time the request is processed until the voted ballot is received in the elections office. Voters should allow at least 72 hours from the time they return their ballots for the ballot tracker application to update. Voters may also call 941.861.8618 to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person but must be received by the elections office by 7 p.m. on election night. The cost to return a ballot by mail is one Forever stamp or $.55 postage. Ballots may be returned in person to a secure drop box inside the elections office in Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, during normal business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) and on election day, March 9 until 7 p.m.

Ballots may also be returned at the drive-thru, drop-off point at the Biscayne Plaza location on the following dates/times:
· Monday, March 1 - Saturday, March 6 and Monday, March 8, 8:30 a.m. - 4 30 p.m. daily
· Tuesday, March 9 (election day), 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Voters should follow the directional signs in the Biscayne Plaza parking lot to the drop-off point.

Turner also 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 ballot certificate envelope and the voter’s signature should match the signature on record.

For more information, contact the supervisor of elections office at 941.861.8618 or visit .

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