Can I obtain an absentee ballot?
Yes. If you are unable to go to the polls on election day and wish to vote by absentee ballot, you may call the Supervisor of Elections Office in Manatee County at (941) 741-3823 or the Sarasota County at (941) 861-8600 for full information on voting by absentee ballot. You may also request an absentee ballot on-line at the following site:
Do I need a Business Tax Receipt if I use my residential property as rental property?
Yes. Advertising for rent or renting any real property for residential purposes requires an owner to obtain a Business Tax Receipt prior to offering the property for rent.
Do I need a Business Tax Receipt to operate a business within the corporate boundaries of the Town of Longboat Key?
Yes. It is unlawful for any person to conduct any business,profession or occupation upon which is levied a Business Tax Receipt without paying such tax to the Town.
How do I become a registered voter?
How do I obtain a Business Tax Receipt?
When are the Longboat Key Preliminary and General Elections Held?
The Longboat Key Town Commission consists of seven members elected for 2-year terms. Districts 1, 3, and 5 and one At-Large District seat are elected in even numbered years. Districts 2 and 4 and one At-Large District seat are elected in odd numbered years.
When there are more than two qualified candidates for an elective office on the Town Commission, the Town Charter requires that a preliminary election be held on the last Tuesday of January. The names of the first and second candidates who received the highest number of votes casts for that particular Commission office are then placed on the ballot for that office in the general election.
The general election will be held on the 3rd Tuesday in March, or, when practicable, in conjunction with any Manatee County or Sarasota County election held in March.
When do the polls open and where are the Longboat Key precincts located?
The polls officially open at 7:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM.
- Precinct 201 is located at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Rd (Voters residing in Sarasota County portion of Longboat Key)
- Precinct 95 is located at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Voters residing in Manatee County portion of Longboat Key)
*Your voter ID card shows your precinct number and location.
The Town Clerk is responsible for archiving and maintaining the files of all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other significant documents. The Town Clerk is also responsible for the recording and preparation of the minutes of the meetings of the Town Commission and the Town's Retirement System Pension Boards.
The Clerk oversees legal compliance in advertisements for meetings and public hearings and documents that require publication. The Town Clerk is designated as the Elections Official and is responsible for conducting all Town elections.
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