The deadline to request a vote-by-mail (absentee) ballot be mailed to you is Thursday, March 7
at 5 p.m. Learn more and submit a request by visiting our Vote-by-Mail
Returning Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
You may return your vote-by-mail ballot by mail or in person. If returning by mail, the U.S. Postal Service suggests mailing your vote-by-mail ballot no later than Tuesday, March 12
(one week prior to Election Day).
You may return your ballot in person to a secure ballot intake station located inside any Sarasota County elections office
during the following days and times:
- Friday, February 2 - Friday, March 15, during regular business hours, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 17, daily (including weekends), 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 19 (election day), 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
You may also return your ballot in person to a secure ballot intake station located inside any early voting location
(see Vote Early section below) between Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day (Tuesday, March 19) in order to be counted. Remember to sign and date the Voter’s Certificate on the ballot envelope before returning your vote-by-mail ballot.