Citizens reminded that an ID with signature and photo is required
Early voting for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary, Holiday Park Park & Recreation District Election and Town of Longboat Key Bond Referendum will begin on Saturday, March 5, and continue through Saturday, March 12, the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office has announced.
Eligible voters may cast their ballots during the early voting period between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily at one of the following locations, Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent says in a news release:
- Sarasota County Terrace Building, located at 2001 Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota.
- R.L. Anderson Administration Building, located at 4000 South Tamiami Trail in Venice
- Supervisor of Elections office, located at Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail in North Port
Since Florida is a closed primary state, only registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to cast ballots in their party’s Presidential Preference Primary, the news release explains. However, registered Longboat Key and Holiday Park voters with no or minor party affiliation are eligible to vote in their respective elections, the release adds.
Florida law requires each voter to present a photo and signature ID upon entering the polling place and prior to voting, the release points out. “A voter who appears at a polling place without photo and signature ID will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot,” it says.
Voters who have questions may contact the Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office at 861-8600 or visit the SOE website at www.SarasotaVotes.com.