Your voice, your vote! At New College of Florida, we take voting seriously.
As an institution that empowers the intellectually curious, we want to empower and motivate students to establish civic habits, such as voting, that last beyond the collegiate experience. Incorporating democratic engagement in campus life helps students explore their political beliefs and values, and fosters the individual’s effective relationship with society.
This page is full of tools and resources to help you navigate the world of voting. You will be able to register to vote, complete a vote-by-mail ballot request (absentee ballot), and find frequently asked questions regarding voting in Florida. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the SAuCE office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, your vote makes an impact.
In addition to voting, working the polls for election day is an effective way to continue your civic engagement. Due to COVID-19, many states have decreased the number of polling locations due to most poll workers being elderly and are staying home.
Note: The voter information on this page is specific to the state of Florida. If you are from another state, please check your state/county voter website for help.
Important Voting Dates
Primary Election: July 20
Request to Vote By Mail Deadlines
Primary Election: July 4th
Mandatory Early Voting Periods
Primary Election: Aug. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 16
|Manatee County Supervisor of Elections|
|Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections|
New College has partnered with TurboVote to help students register to vote, request absentee ballots, and remind them about upcoming elections and voter deadlines. It is very simple to register with TurboVote and a completed voter registration form will arrive via snail mail to be signed and dropped in the mail. If necessary, a completed absentee ballot request form will follow. All forms are sent with pre-addressed and pre-stamped envelopes. They make sure you always know when elections are happening, and have the information you need to vote with confidence.
In partisan contests in a primary election, a voter may only vote for the candidates of the party in which they are registered. The voter’s ballot style is tied to their party affiliation.
Voters registered with no party affiliation (NPA) are not eligible to vote for partisan candidates in a primary election unless a Universal Primary Contest (UPC) occurs.
All registered voters regardless of party affiliation are entitled to vote on non-partisan candidates and issues.
In a General Election, all registered voters receive the same ballot regardless of their party affiliation and are eligible to vote for any candidate.
In order to register to vote on campus, you must register with your residence hall’s physical address, not the university’s address. In addition, there is a place on the voter registration form to include a mailing address so that you can receive your mail to your student address.
Dort: 5660 General Twining, Sarasota, FL 34243
Goldstein: 5680 General Twinning, Sarasota, FL 34243
V: 5659 General Twinning, Sarasota, FL 34243
W (Peterson): 5661 General Twinning, Sarasota, FL 34243
X (Searing): 5679 General Twinning, Sarasota, FL 34243
Y: 5677 General Twinning, Sarasota, FL 34243
Z: 5835 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243
B: 5790 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
Pei 1st Court: 5809 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243
Pei 2nd Court: 5790 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243
Pei 3rd Court: 5641 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243
To vote at the polls in FL, you must provide picture identification that also shows a signature OR picture identification and another form of ID with your signature.
Examples of accepted photo IDs with a signature are:
If you have additional questions about voter ID, please contact your local elections office.
If your photo ID does not have your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that does have your signature.