Vote-by-mail ballots due in elections office by 7 p.m. Dec. 5, for Democratic Primary for House 72 Special Election

Ballots may be returned by mail or in person at three locations

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

Citizens who plan to vote by mail in the Dec. 5 Florida House District 72 Special Democratic Primary must return their ballots to the Supervisor of Elections Office no later than 7 p.m. on election night, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding the public.

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

  • Sarasota County Terrace Building, located at 2001 Adams Lane in downtown Sarasota.
  • R.L. Anderson Administration Building, located at 4000 Tamiami Trail S. in Venice.
  • Biscayne Plaza, located at 13640 Tamiami Trail in North Port.

Turner also urges voters to read and follow the instructions included with vote-by-mail ballots to ensure their ballots are counted. A voter must complete and sign the ballot certificate envelope, the news release points out, and the voter’s signature must match the signature on file in the voter registration database.

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 home page, select “Track your Vote-by-Mail Ballot,” “and follow the easy directions,” the release says.

To be eligible to vote in the Dec. 5 Primary, a voter must be registered as a Democrat and live within the House District 72 boundaries, the release stresses.

Voters who have questions may contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 861-8619 or visit