Voter’s Guides, How to Evaluate a Candidate, Election Dates, and links to important information on voting locations, required ID, and more are on this page.
Click here to see where to vote on election day, sample ballots, and your vote by mail address (if you elected VBM): https://www.votemanatee.com/Voter-Information/Voter-Status-Information-Check-Your-Registration-Status
2020 General Election Voters Guides
Manatee County 2020 General Election Voter’s Guide – Click Here
(see also Judicial Elections, Fire and Mosquito and Amendment Guide below)
Information on the Manatee County Land Acquisition Referendum, which the League of Women Voters of Manatee County supports, Click Here
Want to see candidates in action? https://lwvmanatee.org/videos/
This link will take you to videos of candidate forums. There you will find both LWVMC videos as well as forums sponsored by other nonpartisan organizations.
VOTE BY MAIL VIDEO which explains registering, mailing and dropping off and how VBM is processed in Manatee County Click Here.
DROPPING OFF YOUR MAIL IN BALLOT –
Any Time – There is a lock box on the front entrance to the Supervisor of Elections Office which is right next to the Manatee Sheriff’s office and the bus station. Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118, Bradenton
During Early Voting
Drop off your ballot to secure drop box sites at early voting locations during early voting hours. Oct. 19 to Nov 1, from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily
Early voting locations:
Florida Department of Transportation Office, 14000 S.R. 64 E., Bradenton.
Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch.
Manatee County Utilities Administration Office, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton.
Palmetto Library, 923 Sixth St. W., Palmetto.
Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 U.S. 301, Ellenton.
Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton.
2020 Election Dates
Polling Locations Open at 7:00 am on Election Day and close at 7:00 pm.
Voting by mail is convenient, saves time, and allows you to research candidates at your leisure. For more information on voting by mail and early voting click on, Vote by Mail and Early Voting.
To track a mail-in ballot, click “Vote By Mail & Early Voting” on the website’s left-hand column, and then click “Track Your Vote By Mail Ballot.”
Check to be sure you have the right location to vote. To find your designated precinct, visit votemanatee.com and click “Where Do I Vote?”
Voters are required to bring a valid photo ID and signature. Most vote using a Florida Drivers License. For other acceptable forms of ID, according to the Florida Division of Elections, Click Here
If you do not bring proper ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.