Thursday, October 11, 2007

Two Updates on Voting in Sarasota

KATHY DENT

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA

www.srqelections.com

Public invited to attend logic and accuracy testing

~Supervisor of elections to test voting equipment before November 6, 2007, election~

(SARASOTA, FL) - Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent invites the public to observe the logic and accuracy testing of the county’s voting and tabulating equipment to be used in the November 6, 2007, Sarasota County Special Referenda, City of Venice General, and City of Sarasota Special elections.

The testing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at 9:00 a.m. in the office of the supervisor of elections in the Terrace Building at 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota, Florida.

Florida law requires the supervisor of elections to test the county’s voting and tabulation machines prior to each election to ensure that they are operating and recording accurately. Logic and accuracy testing is performed on a random sampling of all the voting machines that will be fielded on election day. Testing of the election reporting software is also conducted prior to every election.

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Sarasota County supervisor of elections offers early voting

(SARASOTA, FL,) Early voting for the November 6, 2007, Sarasota County Special Referenda, City of Venice General and City of Sarasota Special elections will begin Monday, October 22, 2007, and continue through Sunday, November 4, 2007, Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent announced today.

Eligible voters may vote early using the new optical scan system in one of the three SOE offices in Sarasota (Terrace Bldg, 2001 Adams Lane), Venice (R.L. Anderson Administration Bldg, 4000 Tamiami Trail South), and North Port (Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail).

Voters may cast their ballots Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on Saturdays, October 27 and November 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sundays, October 28 and November 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Florida Law requires voters to present photo and signature ID in order to vote at the polls. If you appear at the polls without current and valid ID, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot.

Voters who have questions may contact the supervisor of elections office at 861-8600.


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