Critical Times

"Democracy is not a spectator sport."

Meet the Candidates for Local & State Office in Sarasota County

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.

Democratic Candidates for State Senate 21 and House Districts 70, 73.

There are 4 Democratic Candidates running for the State House District 70 Seat.  Here is video from a Candidate Forum conducted by Tracy Pratt, Chair of the Manatee County Democratic Party on May 4, 2020.

State House District 72
Republican Primary Candidates

The February 2020 Republican Women's Club of Sarasota Monthly Luncheon featured 3 Republican Candidates for Florida House District 72 currently held by Democrat Margaret Good and situated in Sarasota County.

IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES


Noon, Monday, June 8 - Noon, June 12, 2020

Candidate qualifying for:  State Senator, State Representative, County Offices, and Special Districts


Monday, July 2, 2020
Last day to register to vote for the August 18 Primary Election

Saturday, August 8
Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to a voter
5 p.m. deadline


Saturday, August 8 - Saturday, August 15
Early voting for August 18 Primary
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily
Locations to be determined


Tuesday, August 18
Election Day - Primary 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.


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.