Because of 2021 redistricting initiatives, many districts have changed, supervisor of elections points out
This week, Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner began mailing updated voter information cards to all active registered voters, his staff announced.
“The new cards reflect changes in some voting districts” as a result of the redistricting process following the release of the 2020 U.S. Census, a news release explains.
U.S. Congressional districts, state Senate and House districts, County Commission districts and Sarasota County School Board districts have all changed in Sarasota County, Turner noted in the release. “Voters should watch their mail for the updated cards and review their information, including party affiliation and election day polling place information, as soon as the cards arrive to be better prepared on election day,” he said in the release.
Voters may update their information online at SarasotaVotes.gov/Voter-Information, the release points out. They also may use the My Voter Status quick link on the elections website to confirm their voter information, current voting districts and more, the release adds.
Further, Turner noted that voter information cards are informational only; they may not be used as identification for the purpose of voting, the release says. A complete list of accepted photo and signature IDs may be found at SarasotaVotes.gov.
For those who are not registered to vote in Sarasota County, the deadline to do so to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 23 Primary Election is Monday, July 25, the release adds.
Voters with questions may call 941-861-8619 or visit SarasotaVotes.gov for comprehensive election information.