Next, you need to determine how you want to vote in the PPP. If it’s by mail (absentee), you need to request a vote-by-mail ballot by 5 p.m. on March 7. If you are voting early in person or on election day, you should visit SarasotaVotes.gov for a list of early voting sites or to review your polling location.
Finally, if you are a registered Republican voter, you will receive a sample ballot in your mailbox. On the sample ballot you will notice the names of some presidential candidates who have suspended their campaigns. Rest assured, it’s not a mistake. In Florida, presidential candidates had until December 12, 2023 to submit a formal withdrawal. If they did not do that, their name must remain on the PPP ballot per F.S. 103.101(3). A vote cast for any candidate appearing on the ballot will count as a vote for that candidate.
If this seems a lot to keep track of, don’t worry. We have everything you need to know about the PPP—and other 2024 elections—at SarasotaVotes.gov. All you need to do is get election ready and vote.