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Sarasota County combines some precincts due to lack of poll workers

Posted at 4:59 PM, Mar 14, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections announced that because of a lack of poll workers for Tuesday’s election, they’re having to combine some voting locations.

Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner says right now, they’re down poll workers by 10 percent. He's concerned that by Tuesday, that number will rise.

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"We’re all going through this challenging time, and it’s changing by the day, the hour, the minute and its very fluid. So I would ask voters just to be patient with us, we will work with them. We are truly here to serve them," said Turner.

Sarasota County has 99 precincts and they’re condensing 15 of those voting locations down to five. There will be people and signs at the old precincts directing people where to go.

Here is a list of those emergency polling place changes for the Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday in Sarasota County:

  • Precinct 213, Plymouth Harbor, 700 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota

Will now move to St Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N Adams Drive, Sarasota


  • Precinct 215, St Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota
  • Precinct 217, Fruitville Ministry Park, 3375 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota

Will now move to Sarasota Community Church, 4041 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota


  • Precinct 321, Colonial Baptist Church, 2400 Taylor Ranch Trl, Venice

Will now move to New Life Church, 5800 Tamiami Trl S, Venice

  • Precinct 415, St Andrew United Church, 6908 Beneva Rd, Sarasota
  • Precinct 417, Covenant Life Presbyterian Church, 8490 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota
  • Precinct 423, Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Rd, Sarasota
  • Precinct 425, Covenant Life Presbyterian Church, 8490 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota
  • Precinct 429, Venetian Park Estates, 8885 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota
  • Precinct 501, Church of the Holy Spirit, 129 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey

Will now move to Sarasota Square Mall, 8201 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota

  • Precinct 525, Lift Church, 695 Center Rd, Venice
  • Precinct 531, Venice Gardens Civic Center, 406 Shamrock Blvd, Venice
  • Precinct 533, South Venice Baptist Church, 3167 Englewood Rd, Venice
  • Precinct 537, Trinity Presbyterian, 4365 State Road 776, Venice
  • Precinct 539, Trinity Presbyterian, 4365 State Road 776, Venice:

Will now move to Woodmere Park, 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice

  • Precinct 106, Shining Light Church, 8500 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota

Will now move to New Life Lutheran Church, 8010 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota


  • Precinct 421, Turtle Beach Recreation Building, 8918 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota

Will now move to St Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota