Why stand in line? Vote By Mail in 2016

Did you know that you can receive your Primary and General Election ballots in the comfort of your home? This is the same ballot you would receive at the polls or at an early voting site. Any Manatee County registered voter can sign up to Vote By Mail. You may request a Vote By Mail ballot for all elections through December 2018, and you can cancel at any time if you change your mind.

The process is fast and easy. Request a Vote By Mail ballot from the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office by calling 941-741-3823 or emailing, Info@VoteManatee.com (please include your date of birth in the email). Once the ballot arrives, fill it out as you would at the polls and return it by mail OR drop if off at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections office, 600 301 Blvd., W. Suite 108, Bradenton. Your Vote By Mail ballot must be received at the Supervisors of Elections office by 7:00 pm on Election Day.

It is important to note that the deadline to request a Vote By Mail ballot is always six days prior to an Election Day. The last day to request a Vote By Mail ballot for the 2016 Primary is Wednesday, August 24 and for the 2016 General Election is Wednesday, November 2.

Don’t wait to contact the Supervisor of Elections office. Put your request in now and you will automatically be mailed your ballot well in advance of the Primary and General Election Day. Call 941-741-3823 or email at info@votemanatee.com (please include your date of birth in the email).

THIS YEAR – Early Voting Available at 5 Locations!

In previous years, Early Voting was held at only one location. Ballot-on-Demand equipment enabled the expansion of Early Voting to five locations for the 2016 elections. Manatee County registered voters will be able to choose the most convenient early voting location:

  • Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118, Bradenton
  • Palmetto Library, 923 6th St W., Palmetto
  • Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 U.S. 301, Ellenton
  • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch
  • West Manatee Fire & Rescue Administration, 6417 3rd Ave. W., Bradenton

Early Voting dates for the for the Primary Election are August 20 through 27, and for the General Election, October 29 through November 5, 2016. 

Not a registered voter? Call our office at 941-741-3823 or click here to download an application. You can register to vote up to 29 days before an election. Voting has never been easier!