A local activist group is circulating a petition, hoping to change the way Sarasota County works its elections. The plan proposed by the non-partisan Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections is pushing for single-member county commission districts. Meaning, only those living in that district can vote for that representative. As it sits now, voters across Sarasota County can cast ballots for each commission race, regardless of whether or not that person will be their direct representative. The proposal does partisan implications, though. Republicans currently hold every County Commission seat, largely because -countywide- there are more registered Republicans than Democrats. But in the northern end of the county, there are larger concentrations of Democrats. A change in commission districts would likely allow the party to be more competitive in certain districts if only voters there can cast ballots.