at your polling location, an election worker will ask you to have your photo and signature ID ready to present at check-in.
Present your ID
and a poll worker will confirm your information and that you are in the correct polling location, ask you to sign the electronic poll book and issue you a ballot.
You will be directed
to a voting booth to mark your ballot. Use the black pen provided in the booth to completely fill in the oval adjacent to your choice in each race or question on the ballot.
Review your selections
for accuracy and then take your ballot to the tabulator and insert the ballot into the optical scan reader. Important: If you have any questions or make a mistake on your ballot, ask a poll worker for assistance. Once the ballot has been scanned, it cannot be retrieved.
The tabulator will record your votes
and drop your ballot into the secure, locked ballot box. Learn more about the voting system used in Sarasota County
: If you request a vote-by-mail ballot for an election but decide instead to vote in person, you may surrender your VBM ballot at your polling place. A poll worker will cancel the VBM ballot and issue you a regular ballot. On election day, vote-by-mail ballots may be returned to an elections office location
by 7 p.m., but cannot
be dropped off at a polling place to be counted.