A Message from Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner

Planning for the August 23 Primary Election

A question I have been asked a lot lately is who and what is going to be on the ballot for the August 23 Primary Election. At this point in the election cycle, my response is to stay tuned; the primary is just beginning to take shape.

We know a U.S. senate race, the gubernatorial race and host of other offices will be on the ballot, but we won’t know for sure who the candidates will be until after the candidate qualifying period has ended at noon on Friday, June 17. 

What we do know is that there will be something for every voter on the primary ballot, including races for nonpartisan offices such as school board seats, which are open to all registered voters, regardless of political party affiliation. I encourage all voters to be aware of these nonpartisan races, research candidate positions and then make a plan to vote in the August 23 primary. 

A good first step is to click on the My Voter Status icon at the top of this page to review your voter record and update it as needed.

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.

With gratitude,

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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)

Terrace Building
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


Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL  34287
Phone: (941) 423-9540
Fax: (941) 423-9256


Ron Turner, Supervisor of Elections, Sarasota County
EMAIL: rturner@sarasotavotes.gov • OFFICE HOURS: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM • MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4194 Sarasota, FL 34230-4194
Línea directa en español: 833.912.1316
Terrace Building
101 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236

PHONE: (941) 861-8600
FAX: (941) 861-8609

Robert L. Anderson Administration Building
4000 Tamiami Trail S., Rm 114
Venice, FL 34293

PHONE: (941) 861-3760
FAX: (941) 861-3770

Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

PHONE: (941) 423-9540
FAX: (941) 423-9256

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