Sample ballots for Aug. 28 primary available online

Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner urging citizens to study ballots before voting

The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office’s website homepage features a ‘Precinct Finder’ icon. Image courtesy of the Supervisor of Election’s Office

Sample ballots for the Aug. 28 primary election are available online, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner announced this week.

“Primary voters may go to, choose the ‘Precinct Finder’ icon at the top of the home page and follow the easy instructions to view their personalized sample ballots,” a news release explains.

The primary ballot has something for every registered voter in the county, regardless of political party affiliation, Turner pointed out in the release. He is urging “all voters to study their sample ballots before going to vote.”

All ballots (Democratic, Republican and nonpartisan) will include a universal primary contest for a circuit judge race and three School Board races, the release points out. “A universal primary contest occurs when all candidates for an office have the same party affiliation and the winner of the primary race will have no opposition in the general election,” the release explains.

In addition to the nonpartisan races, Democratic primary ballots will include contests for the U.S. House of Representatives, governor, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture and County Commission, the release says.