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Everything you need to know about early voting in the Florida primary in Sarasota/Manatee Counties

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 03:40:53-04

The 2018 election will be a big one in Florida. A U.S. Senate seat, the governor position, numerous seats in the state legislature and some referendums are on the ballot.

The Florida primary is quickly approaching on August 28.

We've all been there on election day, waiting in long lines to vote. But early voting is becoming more and more popular.

To see what will be on your ballot when you go to vote click here in Sarasota County and click here in Manatee County

As long as you are a Sarasota County resident, you can vote at ANY early voting site in the county. The same goes for Manatee County residents in that county.

Here is a list of locations where you can vote early in Sarasota County. Early voting here is open from Saturday, Aug. 18-Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.

Supervisor of Elections Sarasota County Terrace Building
2001 Adams Lane. Sarasota, FL 34237

Supervisor of Elections Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail. North Port, FL 34287

Supervisor of Elections R.L. Anderson Administration Building Room 114
4000 Tamiami Trail S. Venice, FL  34293

North Sarasota Library
2801 Newtown Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34234

Westfield Sarasota Square Mall
8201 S Tamiami Trail. Sarasota, FL 34238

Here is a list of locations where you can vote early in Manatee County: Early voting here is open from Saturday, Aug. 18-Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily.

Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Manatee County Utilities Administration Offices
4410 66th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34210

Palmetto Library
923 6th St. W. Palmetto, FL 34221

Rocky Bluff Library
6750 US Hwy. 301. Ellenton, FL 34222

Supervisor of Elections Office
600 301 Blvd. W. Bradenton, FL 34205

WHAT TO BRING TO THE VOTING SITE

To avoid delays, please 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