House District 72 vote-by-mail ballots due back in elections office by 7 p.m. Feb. 13

Three locations in county will accept ballots, which also may be submitted by mail

The Terrace Building in downtown Sarasota is home to the main Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office. File photo

Citizens who plan vote by mail in the Feb. 13 Florida House District 72 Special Election must return their voted ballots in time for the ballots to reach the Supervisor of Elections Office no later than 7 p.m. on election night, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner has announced.

Ballots may be returned by mail or in person to any one of the following three elections offices, a news release points out:

  • Sarasota County Terrace Building, located at 2001 Adams Lane in Sarasota; the zip code is 34237.
  • R.L. Anderson Administration Building, located at 4000 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice; the zip code is 34293.
  • Biscayne Plaza, located at 13640 Tamiami Trail in North Port; the zip code is 34287.

Turner also urges voters to read and follow the instructions included with vote-by-mail ballots to ensure their ballots are counted, the release notes. A voter should complete and sign the ballot certificate envelope, the release says, and the voter’s signature, should match the signature on record.

Voters may track their vote-by-mail ballots at from the time their requests are processed until the voted ballots have been received by the elections office, the release adds. Just click on the “Vote by Mail” icon on the Supervisor of Elections Office homepage, select “Track your Vote-by-Mail Ballot” and then follow the directions, the release points out.

A voter may request a vote-by-mail ballot by emailing, including date of birth, or by calling 861-8618.

Voters who have questions may contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 861-8600 or visit