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Elections chief: Be sure signatures are up to date with elections office

Make sure you signature is up to date

Make sure you sig­na­ture is up to date

Sub­mit­ted by SC Super­vi­sor of Elections

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – Sara­sota County Super­vi­sor of Elec­tions Kathy Dent is urg­ing vot­ers to ensure their sig­na­tures are up to date with the elec­tions office.

Sig­na­tures are very impor­tant in the elec­tions process,” Dent said in an email news release. “The sig­na­tures on record with the super­vi­sor of elec­tions office are used to check vot­ers’ sig­na­tures on vote-by-mail (absen­tee) bal­lots and pro­vi­sional bal­lot cer­tifi­cates and on can­di­date and ini­tia­tive petitions.”

A voter whose sig­na­ture may have changed due to age, health, or other rea­sons is urged to update it with the SOE. Sig­na­ture updates must be sub­mit­ted on a Florida Voter Reg­is­tra­tion Appli­ca­tion. Appli­ca­tions may be picked up in per­son at any SOE office in Sara­sota, North Port and Venice, at other county offices or libraries, social ser­vice agen­cies, and many area banks. An appli­ca­tion may also be down­loaded from the SOE web­site at www.SarasotaVotes.com.

Vot­ers who are vot­ing by mail (absen­tee) and who need to update their sig­na­tures must do so prior to start of the absen­tee bal­lot can­vass, which is sched­uled for 8:30 a.m. Fri­day, Aug. 19.

Mon­day, Aug. 1 (book clos­ing date), is the dead­line to reg­is­ter or to change polit­i­cal party affil­i­a­tion to be eli­gi­ble to vote in the Aug. 30 Pri­mary Election.

New voter reg­is­tra­tions must be sub­mit­ted on a Florida Voter Reg­is­tra­tion Appli­ca­tion (FVRA), avail­able on the super­vi­sor of elec­tions (SOE) web­site, and at city halls, county libraries, county offices and social ser­vice agencies.

Vot­ers who have ques­tions or request addi­tional infor­ma­tion may visit the SOE web­site or call (941) 861‑8600.

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