A group of Sarasota city leaders are urging the Supervisor of Elections to move city commission elections to the fall rather than in the spring.

The group called ‘Change the Date’ said more than 26,000 city voters cast ballots in the November 2016 presidential election, but for the commission race just six months later, barely 8,000 people bothered going to the polls.

They say the $100,000 cost to hold the special election is unneccessary. Previous attempts to move the city commission vote to the fall have failed.