Secure ballot intake stations located inside all three county elections offices
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is urging voters who choose to vote by mail (absentee) in the Nov. 8 General Election to vote and return their ballots early, so those ballots are received in the elections office in time to be counted.
“Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person but must be received in the elections office by 7 p.m. election night to be counted,” Turner stressed in a news release. “The postage to return a ballot by mail is two Forever stamps or 84 cents,” Turner added in the release.
“Turner’s call to return vote-by-mail ballots promptly is motivated in part by the effects of Hurricane Ian,” the release explains. “I want voters to be assured that this election will be secure and accessible to them,” Turner said. “Voters have options for returning their ballots to avoid a last-minute rush on Election Day.”
Voted ballots may be dropped off in person at secure ballot intake stations located inside all three elections offices — in Sarasota, Venice and North Port — as follows, the release points out:
- Now through Friday, Oct. 21, on weekdays (Monday through Friday), from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 6, daily (including weekends), from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sarasota County elections offices are located as follows, the release notes:
- Terrace Building, which stands at 2001 Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota.
- R.L. Anderson Administration Center, located at 4000 Tamiami Trail S, Room 114, in Venice.
- Biscayne Plaza, standing at 13640 Tamiami Trail in North Port
During the early voting period (Monday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily), vote-by-mail ballots also may be returned to secure ballot intake stations inside nine early voting locations throughout the county, the release points out.
For more information, contact the elections office at 941-861-8619 or visit SarasotaVotes.gov.