Critical Times

"Democracy is not a spectator sport."

Meet the Candidates for Local & State Office in Sarasota County

Sarasota City Commission District 2

Cathy Antunes, host of the Detail on WSLR 96.5 FM, interviewed two candidates for the Sarasota City Commission District 2 race, Liz Alpert and Terry Turner, on Thursday, June 25.

Sarasota City Commission District 3

Cathy Antunes, host of the Detail on WSLR 96.5 FM, interviewed three candidates for the Sarasota City Commission District 3 race, Erik Arroyo, Dan Clermont, and Rob Grant, on Thursday, June 18.

State's Attorneys Race 

The Argus Foundation presented a Meet the Minds: State Attorney Candidate Forum on May 13, 2020 with candidates Ed Brodsky, Lisa Chittaro, and Betsy Young. 

Sarasota City Commission District 1 & 2

The Rosemary District Association hosted a candidate forum city commission districts 1 and 2. Candidates Willie Shaw and Kyle Scott Battie were in attendance for district 1. Candidates Liz Alpert Terry Turner were in attendance for district 2.

Sarasota City Commission District 1, 2, & 3

The League of Women Voters hosts a panel with city commission candidates from districts 1, 2, and 3.Candidates Willie Shaw and Kyle Scott Battie were in attendance for district one. Candidates Liz Alpert and Terry Turner were in attendance for district 2. Candidates Daniel Clermont and Erik Arroyo were in attendance for district 3.

Sarasota County Commission District 5

The Argus Foundation presented this County Commission District 5 Candidate Forum on April 9, 2020 with candidates Ron Cutsinger, Chris Hanks, and Alice White. This video is the property of The Argus Foundation and should not be edited or altered.

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES


Monday, October 5
Last day to register to vote for the November 3 General Election

Monday, October 19 - Saturday, October 31
Early voting for November 3 General Election
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily
Locations to be determined


Saturday, October 24
Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to a voter
5 p.m. deadline


Tuesday, November 3
Election Day - General Election
Polls open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be returned to the supervisor of elections office by 7 p.m.


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Ballot Amendments

Patricia Brigham, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, on Amendment 3

Patricia Brigham on Amendment 3
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2020 Candidate Interviews with Citizen Reporter Dan Coughlin

Alice White: Sarasota County Commission, District 5

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Erik Arroyo: Sarasota City Commission, District 3

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Betsy Young: State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit

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Vicki Nighswander: Hospital Board Central District Seat 1

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