Sarasota County Announces Sample Ballots Available Online



Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner has announced that sample ballots for the November 6 general election are now available online. Voters may go to, choose the “Precinct Finder” icon at the top of the home page and follow the instructions to view English and Spanish language versions of their personalized sample ballots. Pursuant to a U.S. District Court order, Sarasota County is providing sample ballots in both English and Spanish by mail, in legal advertisements and in all polling locations.

All Sarasota County voters will have the opportunity to vote in races for U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, Commissioner of Agriculture, State Senator, Board of County Commissioners, Charter Review Board and Hospital Board. In addition, there will be judicial merit retention races for the Florida Supreme Court and the 2nd District Court of Appeal, and a number of state and county ballot questions on all ballots. Depending on their voting districts or municipalities, some voters may also have the opportunity to elect a State Representative and local officials, and to weigh in on one of two municipal questions. 

Turner also points out the following regarding the November 6 ballot:

Voters in Congressional District 17: Due to the recent death of the Democratic candidate in the race for the office of Representative in CD 17, the Democratic Party is entitled by law to select a replacement candidate by October 2. However, it is too late to change the ballot. Therefore, if a replacement candidate is named prior to the deadline, a vote in that contest for the Democratic candidate will be a vote for the named replacement candidate.

Voters in the Bobcat Trail CDD: A candidate in the race for Bobcat Trail Community Development District, Seat 2 (Pct 333 only) has withdrawn, resulting in an unopposed race.  Therefore, a vote cast in this race will not change the outcome, as the remaining candidate is deemed by law to be elected. 

All Voters: Proposed Constitutional Revision No. 8 was removed from the ballot by the Florida Supreme Court. However, the numbers of the remaining proposed amendments will remain unchanged on the ballot.

For assistance or more information, voters may call 941.861.8600 or visit the website below.

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