Optical Scan Voting
Sarasota County uses Optical Scan Voting. Here are three important
steps for you to know:
Mark Your Ballot
Completely fill in the oval adjacent to each desired candidate or choice
with the marking device provided at the polling place. No marks should be applied
anywhere else on the ballot.
Write-in Candidates (if applicable)
Completely fill in the oval adjacent to the write-in space and clearly
write the candidate’s name on the write-in line.
Cast Your Ballot
At the polls, when you have finished marking your ballot, take the
ballot to the precinct tabulator and feed it into the optical scan reader.
IMPORTANT - Make sure you check both sides of the ballot for contests. If you make
a mistake or change your mind, contact a poll worker.