Feb. 11 the voter registration deadline for March 12 local elections, supervisor of elections reminding citizens

Town of Longboat Key and Holiday Park Park and Recreation District elections on spring ballot

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner. Image from www.sarasotavotes.com

Monday, Feb. 11, will be the last day to register to vote to be eligible to participate in the March 12 elections for the Town of Longboat Key and Holiday Park Park and Recreation District,

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding citizens.

Turner recommends that voters confirm before the Feb. 11 deadline that they are registered to vote and that their voter registration information is current, a news release says. A voter may check his or her voter eligibility at SarasotaVotes.com. Just click on “Voter Information” in the main menu and then on the “Voter Lookup” link, “and follow the easy instructions,” the release points out.

“New paper voter registration applications must be completed, signed and returned in person to an elections office or postmarked” by the Feb. 11 deadline, the release emphasizes. Applications submitted electronically through RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 11 also will be accepted, the release says.

Florida voters who have moved, changed names or need to update their signatures since the last election also may complete a voter registration application to update those voter records, the release points out.

Signature updates must be received by the elections office by 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4. Address and name changes may be made at any time prior to voting, the release notes.
Applications are available at all three elections offices in the county; those are located in Sarasota, Venice and North Port. Applications also may be picked up at public libraries, military recruitment offices and public assistance offices, and they may be downloaded at SarasotaVotes.com.

Additionally, voter registration applications may be submitted through any tax collector’s office that issues Florida driver’s licenses or Florida ID cards, the release explains.

For more information or assistance, voters may call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 861-8619 or visit the office’s website.