Filing & Qualifying for Office

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for office in Sarasota County or have questions about the information listed below, please contact the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections office at (941) 861-8606.

Offices up for Election

Click here for a list of offices and when they are up for election.

Qualifying Office Contacts

Federal, State, Multi-County Candidates: Florida Division of Elections

County Candidates: Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections (941) 861-8606.

Municipal Candidates: Municipal Clerk

2018 Qualifying Dates

U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Judicial, State Attorney (20th Circuit Only) and
Public Defender (20th Circuit Only): Noon, April 30 - Noon May 4, 2018

Governor and Cabinet, State Senator, State Representative, County Office and
Special Districts: Noon, June 18 - Noon, June 22, 2018

County & Special Districts Qualifying Office Locations

(Supervisor of Elections Offices)

Terrace Building, 7th Floor
101 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236

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

Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287