Third-party voter registration organizations and individuals have become increasingly active in reaching out to citizens in our communities to register them to vote.

Florida law defines a third-party voter registration organization (3PVRO) as "any person, entity, or organization soliciting or collecting voter registration applications" with the exception of: 

  • A person who seeks only to register to vote or collect voter registration applications from his/her spouse, child or parent, or
  • A person engaged in registering to vote or collecting voter registration applications as an employee or agent of the Florida Division of Elections, Supervisor of Elections, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, or a voter registration agency.

(See § 97.021, Florida Statutes)

If you are an individual or organization planning to conduct a voter registration drive, it is important that you understand the laws involving voter registration. 

(See § 97.0575, Florida Statutes)

For more information, contact Voter Services Manager Tracy Smith at or click on one of the links below:

Ron Turner, Supervisor of Elections, Sarasota County
EMAIL: • OFFICE HOURS: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM • MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4194 Sarasota, FL 34230-4194
Línea directa en español: 833.912.1316
Terrace Building
101 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236

PHONE: (941) 861-8600
FAX: (941) 861-8609

Robert L. Anderson Administration Building
4000 Tamiami Trail S., Rm 114
Venice, FL 34293

PHONE: (941) 861-3760
FAX: (941) 861-3770

Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

PHONE: (941) 423-9540
FAX: (941) 423-9256

PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Florida Statute 668.6076.