Our offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

A Message from Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner

Planning for the August 23 Primary Election

It has been a busy time at the elections office. Candidate qualifying ended at noon on Friday, June 17, and ever since our staff have been busy creating and proofing the ballot for the August 23 Primary Election.

With the June 24 certification of federal and state candidates by the Department of State, we can now finalize the more than 300 precinct-specific ballot styles, including Republican, Democratic and nonpartisan ballots that reflect the 99 precincts in Sarasota County. As a reminder, your residential address determines what races you will see on your ballot.

On July 25, we will mail sample ballots 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 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. 

If you are not registered to vote, the deadline to do so to be eligible for the August 23 Primary Election is Monday, July 25. Registering is quick and easy. Visit the Register to Vote link on our website to get started.

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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Florida Statute 668.6076.