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EARLY VOTING: Manatee and Sarasota County locations & times for 2020 Presidential Primary

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Feb 28, 2020

Early voting gives you the flexibility to vote when and where it's most convenient for you.

The State of Florida requires counties to offer early voting from March 7-14. Supervisors of Elections have the option to offer six more early voting days from March 2-6 and March 15.

Scroll down to see voting locations listed alphabetically by city:

MANATEE COUNTY

Saturday, March 7 – Saturday, March 14

Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

BRADENTON

•Manatee County Utilities Administrative Offices
4410 66th St. W

•Supervisor of Elections Office
600 301 Blvd. W #118

ELLENTON

•Rocky Bluff Library
6750 US Highway 301

LAKEWOOD RANCH

•Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

PALMETTO

•Palmetto Library
923 6th St. W

SARASOTA COUNTY

Saturday, March 7 to Saturday, March 14

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NORTH PORT

•Supervisor of Elections
Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail.

SARASOTA

•North Sarasota Library
2801 Newtown Blvd.

•Sarasota Square Mall
8201 S. Tamiami Trail

•Supervisor of Elections
Terrace Building
2001 Adams Lane

VENICE

•Supervisor of Elections
R. L. Anderson Admin Building
4000 Tamiami Trail S.

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To avoid delays, elections officials ask you bring one or two forms of identification that include your signature and photo. Without proper identification, you may still vote a provisional ballot, which will later be evaluated by a canvassing board for eligibility.

Any of the following forms of photo identification are acceptable:

  • Florida Driver License
  • Florida ID Card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • U.S. Passport
  • Debit or Credit Card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Retirement Center ID
  • Neighborhood Association ID
  • Public Assistance ID
  • Veteran Health ID (issued by VA)
  • Concealed Weapon License (issued pursuant to s. 790.06)
  • Government Employee ID

If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.

To make the voting process go faster, officials suggest you bring your sample ballot to the polling place with notes on how you plan to vote. By making your voting decisions before going to the polling place, you help keep the lines down.