Oct. 11 the voter registration deadline to participate in Nov. 8 General Election

Applications may be submitted electronically or in person, Supervisor of Elections Turner reminding the public

Tuesday, Oct. 11, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding county residents.

“New paper voter registration applications must be completed, signed and returned in person to an elections office or postmarked by Oct. 11, and they may also be submitted electronically through RegistertoVoteFlorida.gov before midnight on Oct. 11,” Turner said in a news release.

Florida voter registration applications are available at elections offices in Sarasota, Venice and North Port, as well as at public libraries, military recruitment offices and public assistance offices, the release points out. Applications also may be downloaded at SarasotaVotes.gov or submitted through any driver’s license or tax collector’s office that issues Florida driver’s licenses or Florida ID cards, the release notes.

“Before the Oct. 11 deadline, voters should confirm their voter eligibility and that their registration information is current,” Turner said in the release. “Voters may go to SarasotaVotes.gov and click on the My Voter Status quick link to check voter information and status,” he added in the release.

Voters whose signatures have changed since the last election, or those who have moved or changed names, also may update their records by completing a voter registration application, the release points out. Turner reminds voters who plan to vote by mail that the signature on file in the Florida Voter Registration System at the time their ballots are received in the elections office is the one that will be used to verify the signature on the Voter’s Certificate on the ballot return envelope. Address changes within Florida, along with name changes, may be made any time prior to voting, the release adds.

For more information or assistance, voters may call the elections office at 941-861-8619 or visit SarasotaVotes.gov.