In order to vote, a Florida Voter Registration Application must have been obtained, completed, and filed with the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections (SOE) at least 29 days before the election.
To be able to vote in an upcoming election, you must have registered before the particular election’s closing date which is usually 29 days before the election. The exact day can be found on the SOE web site, www.srqelections.com. Check with the Supervisor of Elections office to verify your status if you are newly registered.
Two Ways to Register to Vote
Applications may be obtained and filed at these Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections locations (office hours and maps):
- North County office: 101 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236. Phone: 941-861-8600
- Venice office: 4000 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, FL 34293. Phone: 941-861-3760
- North Port office: 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287. Phone: 941-423-9540
Download and print The Florida Voter Registration Application, or obtain the application at most banks, schools, city halls, libraries, and post offices. Then complete, sign, and mail the form to the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections (address is on the form). Note the special identification requirements on the form if you have never voted in Florida.
If you complete the voter registration application and do not receive your Voter Information Card within a few weeks, call the Supervisor of Elections office at the phone numbers shown above.
Please note that the purpose of the Voter Information Card (actually an 8½” x 11″ red white and blue page) is to verify your voter registration data; you do not need to have the card in your possession when voting. The older billfold-sized Voter Identification Cards are no longer used and can be thrown away as the information on them can be dated.
The Florida Voter Registration Application may also be used to make changes/updates to your voter information. This includes changing your party affiliation, updating your address, updating your signature, and requesting a replacement Voter Information Card. Contact the Supervisor of Elections office to keep your voter information current.