Multiple options exist for making the request
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding voters who want to vote by mail (absentee) through 2024 to submit their requests to his office.
In accord with Section 101.62 of the Florida Statutes, a news release explains, vote-by-mail ballot requests are valid for all elections through the end of the calendar year of the next regularly scheduled general election. “That means that requests made before the November 8, 2022 General Election have expired,” the release emphasizes.
“The good news,” Turner noted in the release, “is that a voter can easily submit a new request that will last through the end of 2024.”
Voters may submit a vote-by-mail ballot request in one of the following ways:
- Online —SarasotaVotes.gov.
- By phone — 941-861-8618.
- By mail — Send the request form to P.O. Box 4194 Sarasota, FL 34230-4194.
- In person at the elections offices in Sarasota, Venice and North Port.
Turner also points out in the release that registered Sarasota County voters may visit the My Voter Status page of SarasotaVotes.gov to review their voter information, including the status of their vote-by-mail request.
“Since vote-by-mail requests now expire after each general election cycle, it’s a good idea for voters to get in the habit of requesting mail ballots every two years if they wish to vote by mail,” Turner said in the release. “In Florida, voters can vote by mail, vote early in person or on Election Day, and I want to ensure that voters have easy access to their preferred method of voting,” he added in the release.
Voters with questions about the vote-by-mail ballot request process may call the Elections Office at 941-861-8618.