Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here's a historical look at voter turnout in Florida for presidential elections from the Florida Division of Elections. What is turnout like today?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voter Turnout Statistics Year Presidential Preference Primary First Primary Second Primary General Election 1954 ** 53% 58% 47% 1956 ** 66% * 70% 1958 ** 54% 30% 37% 1960 ** 59% 63% 77% 1962 ** 43% 29% 46% 1964 ** 58% 62% 74% 1966 ** 51% 58% 60% 1968 ** 44% 42% 79% 1970 ** 41% 42% 62% 1972 58% 31% * 74% 1974 33% 26% 50% 1976 56% 32% * 77% 1978 36% 33% 60% 1980 43% 36% 38% 77% 1982 30% 15% 55% 1984 33% * * 75% 1986 30% 24% 61% 1988 43% 31% 23% 73% 1990 34% 25% 60% 1992 38% 35% 17% 83% 1994 29% 12% 66% 1996 29% 26% * 67% 1998 17% 7% 49% 2000 19% 25% 12% 70% 2002 29% *** 55% 2004 20% 26% *** 74% 2006 20% *** 47% 2008 42% 18% *** 75% AVG 38% 35% 32% 64%
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Find your 2012 Sarasota County Primary Election Sample Ballot.
Find the right PDF for you to vote in the 2012 Primary Election in Sarasota. The PDFs included with this story are only for voters living in Sarasota districts, from north Sarasota, south to Palmer Ranch. To double check your sample ballot, visit the Supervisor of Elections Precinct Finder and enter your address, which will lead you to your sample ballot. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring photo and signature ID to the polls.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Mitt Romney earned a convincing victory over Newt Gingrich and other Republican nominees in Florida's Presidential Preference Primary.
Mitt Romney won the Florida Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday, earning the state's 50 delegates and distancing himself from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as the Republican front-runner for 2012. The Associated Press projected Romney's commanding victory shortly after 8 p.m., when the final polls closed in Florida's Panhandle. The former Massachusetts governor had taken 46 percent of the vote to 31 percent for Gingrich after returns from 99 percent of the polls were in. Rick Santorum had 13 percent, and Ron Paul 7 percent. "Florida, you're the best," a victorious Romney told a crowd gathered at his primary night celebration at the downtown Tampa Convention Center. In Sarasota County, the results showed Romney with 51 percent…
Mitt Romney and his supporters are gathering tonight at the Tampa Convention Center.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Tri-Par Estates resident Mike Peters is picking Mitt Romney because he thinks Romney can beat President Barack Obama.
Tri-Par Estates resident Mike Peters tries to vote in every election he can. "I vote for everything," he said. "I don't even care if it's a dog catcher." That's a lot of dog catchers, as he has tried to vote ever since he got out of the service in 1973. His wife, however, isn't much for voting. "She says they all lie," Peters said. "She's not the only one who doesn't believe them all." Today, Peters' only voting task was for Republican presidential candidates. Peters, 58, says "the economy really stinks" and is voting for "somebody who can beat Obama." With that, his choice is Mitt Romney. For the most part. "Gingrich can't beat Obama, Santorum can't beat 'em," he said. "But you know what? Ron Paul would probably be my second choice if …
The Newt Gingrich campaign has a robocall out in Florida claiming that Mitt Romney once took kosher food away from Holocaust survivors.
There are no major issues to report in Sarasota County as voting in the Republican primary is under way.
Voting appears to be slow going mid-morning in Sarasota, as election signs far outnumber voters. There's not much action at the North Sarasota Library and at the Payne Park Auditorium, and for the city, that seems to be typical, Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent said. "Sarasota has a lot of working folk, and they seem to go vote after work," Dent told Patch. That's apparent at Payne Park Auditorium, where two people have strolled in within 30 minutes of each other around mid-morning. In the parking lot, a Ron Paul For President table sits unstaffed. Folks can go up and pick up literature on their own. Contrast that with Venice, where the large retiree population tends to vote in the morning, and North Port, where the younger, working …
Find where in Sarasota you need to vote at for Florida's Presidential Preference Tuesday.
Republican voters will have their final day to vote in the Florida Presidential Preference primary Tuesday, and here's a few ways to make your day go easier. • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. • You must be a registered Republican to vote in the Florida Republcian primary. Some states allow independents to vote in a party's primary, but Florida does not. • Have a photo ID and signature ID, which can be: * Florida driver license * Florida ID card * U.S. passport * Debit/credit card * Military ID * Student ID * Retirement center ID * Neighborhood Association ID * Public Assistance ID • You must vote in your precinct that you reside in (see table below) For more information, contact the Supervisor of Elections at 861-8600 or see the PDF …
Up-to-the-minute feeds of the 2012 Florida Primary.
Join us Tuesday for rolling coverage of the Florida Primary 2012 in Sarasota. Sign up for an e-mail reminder today then come back tomorrow as we gather the best information on the Web about the Presidential Preference. The event will go live at 8 a.m. Tuesday with automated feeds; throughout the day we'll stop in to add some updates to the action. Feel free to chat throughout the day in the window above when it goes live.
Monday, January 30, 2012
The poll by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9 shows Mitt Romney with a comfortable lead over his nearest rival, Newt Gingrich. Women voters are seen as driving force.
A poll gives Mitt Romney an 11 point lead over his closest rival in the Florida Republican primary, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Romney is making a last push for Tampa Bay voters today, with a scheduled visit at 2:30 p.m. in Dunedin. The new numbers suggest that the former Massachusetts governor has regained ground since former House Speaker Newt Gingrich emerged the winner in South Carolina. A poll by the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 shows Romney with 42 percent of likely voters, compared to 31 percent for Gingrich. Rick Santorum follows with 14 percent, and Ron Paul has 6 percent. Romney's renewed vigor is being attributed in part to his performances in debates since the South Carolina vote. Romney also is more popular …