Sarasota & Manatee Vote-by-Mail Ballots, Now in Mail - You Still Have Time, To Request One
So far, the Sarasota County elections office will be sending out 132,796 vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 3 general election.
It’s, just over … 110,000 ballots, in the mail to Manatee County voters.
You still have time to ask for yours
Following these initial mailings, vote-by-mail ballot requests will be processed, and ballots mailed daily, as needed.
A request for a ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received by the elections office by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 to allow enough time for the ballot to reach the voter and be returned to the elections office in time to be counted.
For more information, in Sarasota County… voters may contact the supervisor of elections office at SarasotaVotes.com
In Manatee County, visit… VoteManatee.com
The statewide deadline for requests is 10 days before an election. In this case, requests must be made by 5 p.m. on Oct. 24. However, the U.S. Postal Service is advising voters to request ballots sooner, by Oct. 19, to ensure timely delivery.
Residents must first be registered to vote to request a mail-in ballot. The deadline to register is Oct. 5 for residents who want to participate in the Nov. 3 election.