Ballots must be received by elections office staff no later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding voters who choose to vote by mail (absentee) in the March 8 School District Referendum and County Charter Referendum that voted ballots must be received by the elections office no later than 7 p.m. on election night to be counted.
“Voted ballots may be returned by mail or in person,” Turner pointed out in s news release. The cost to return a ballot by mail for the March 8 referendums is one “Forever” stamp or 58 cents postage, Turner added in the release.
He noted that ballots also may be returned to secure drop boxes located inside [his emphasis] elections offices, as follows:
- Downtown Sarasota — now through Friday, Feb 25, weekdays only (Monday through Friday), 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Venice — Saturday, Feb 26, through Monday, March 7, daily, including weekends, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- North Port — Tuesday, March 8 (Election Day) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The elections offices stand at the following locations:
- Terrace Building, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota, 34237.
- R.L. Anderson Building, 4000 Tamiami Trail S., Room 114, Venice, 34293.
- Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port, 34287.
In addition, the release notes, a secure vote-by-mail drop box will be available inside the North Sarasota Library early voting site during the early voting period (Saturday, Feb 26, through Sunday, March 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily).
“Any registered voter may request a ballot online at SarasotaVotes.gov/VotebyMail or by calling 941-861-8618,” Turner added in the release. “The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to a voter is 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26,” he said.
For more information, contact the elections office at 941-861-8619 or visit SarasotaVotes.gov.