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EARLY VOTING: Sarasota and Manatee County locations & times for 2018 General Election

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 09:59:53-04

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 October 27 to November 3. Supervisors of Elections have the option to offer six more early voting days from October 22-26 and November 4.

Scroll down to see voting locations listed alphabetically by city:

MANATEE COUNTY
Wednesday, October 24 – Saturday, November 3
8:30 a.m. –  6:30 p.m.

▪Manatee County Utilities Administration Offices
4410 66th Street W.
Bradenton

▪Supervisor of Elections Office
600 301 Blvd W.
Bradenton

▪Rocky Bluff Library
6750 U.S. Hwy 301
Ellenton

▪Lakewood Ranch Town Hall
8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Lakewood Ranch

▪Palmetto Library
923 6th Street W.
Palmetto

 

SARASOTA COUNTY
Monday, October 22, 2018 – Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

▪Supervisor of Elections - Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail
North Port

▪Fruitville Library
100 Coburn Road
Sarasota

▪North Sarasota Library
2801 Newtown Blvd
Sarasota

▪Supervisor of Elections - Sarasota County
Terrace Building
2001 Adams Lane
Sarasota

▪Westfield Sarasota Square Mall
8201 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota

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

WHAT TO BRING TO THE VOTING SITE

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.