Please see Emergency Rule 1SER20-1 and
Emergency Rule 1SER20-2 regarding candidate qualifying and petition collection.  



Keeping with Manatee County Government guidelines, our office will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Manatee County residents can register to vote, update their voter registration information or sign up for Vote By Mail at, by phone at (941) 741-3823, or by mail. 

Candidates needing to drop-off petitions and voters needing to drop-off applications or other election-related paperwork, may do so by using the secure "Ballot Drop Off" window in the front of our office. 

Appointments will be available if in-person services (including candidate services) are required and must be scheduled in advance, by calling (941) 741-3823.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we take measures to insure public safety.




Welcome to the Manatee County, Florida Supervisor of Elections website.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Supervisor of Elections.  It is my good fortune to have a staff that collectively has more than 130 years of combined experience conducting transparent, trouble-free and secure elections with timely and accurate results.  We all pledge to continue to provide professional, courteous and respectful service to the voters of Manatee County. 

Our efforts are focused on encouraging all eligible citizens of Manatee County to register, become familiar with the candidates and issues, and to vote.  Florida voters have several ways to make their voices heard:

  • Vote by mail offers a convenient, time-saving, secure voting method.  Just call our office at (941) 741-3823, or click here to request your vote by mail ballot.
  • Early Voting at designated early voting sites beginning at least 10 days prior to an election that contains state or federal races.  Click here to see dates, times and locations.
  • Voting on Election Day.  Check your Voter Information Card or click here and enter required information to find your Election Day voting location.

On this website, you will find information for voters, candidates and poll workers as well as links to helpful state and federal websites.  The answers to most frequently asked questions can be found here, but if you need assistance or have suggestions to improve the website, please call or email us at

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns you may have at


Michael Bennett
Supervisor of Elections
Manatee County, Florida

-- Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on election day--

Remember to bring a valid and current photo and signature
                                   ID when you go to vote!