Planning for the August 23 Primary Election
The August 23 Primary Election is approaching quickly, and I want all registered Sarasota County voters to be aware of important events and dates on the horizon.
Early voting for the August 23 Primary Election is Saturday, August 13 - Sunday, August 21, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily at six sites throughout Sarasota County. Learn more and get location information here.
Updated Voter Information Cards
As a result of recent redistricting by the Florida Legislature and other local government bodies, every registered voter in Sarasota County has been sent an updated Voter Information Card.
Customized sample ballots are now available on our website. To view your sample ballot, access the Sample Ballot quick link and enter the required information. Sample ballots have also been sent to all registered voters who do not have a vote-by-mail request on file with our office.
There will be something for every voter on the August 23 primary ballot, including races for nonpartisan offices such as school board seats, and universal primary contests (UPCs) for State Senate District 22 and several Hospital Board seats, which are open to all registered voters, regardless of political party affiliation, and City of Sarasota At-Large commissioners for city voters. I encourage all voters to be aware of these races, research candidate positions and then make a plan to vote.
As always, elections staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., to answer any questions you may have about the August 23 Primary Election.
Call or visit us at any of the three elections offices listed here:
(Open 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily, Monday-Friday)
101 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 861-8600
Fax: (941) 861-8609
Robert L. Anderson Bldg
4000 Tamiami Trail S.
Venice, FL 34293
Phone: (941) 861-3760
Fax: (941) 861-3770
13640 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287
Phone: (941) 423-9540
Fax: (941) 423-9256