NOTICE OF REOPENING TO THE PUBLIC: The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections will re-open to the Public on June 1, 2020 by appointment only due to social distance guidelines and our limited lobby space. For appointments please call 941-741-3823. The following new protocols are for the safety of both visitors and staff.

  • Only visitors with a scheduled appointment will be served.
  • Visitors will be unable to enter if they are ill or have a temperature.
  • Mask/face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn by all visitors who enter the building.
  • Visitors must remain outside of the building until their appointment time.
  • It is recommended that candidate paperwork be submitted first through the “Ballot Drop Off” window, online or by mail.

We also will continue to serve the public via phone at 941-741-3823 and email at during our normal business hours. Our website is available for voter registration, candidate forms, voter information, signing up to Vote By Mail, Poll Worker information, maps and more.

For questions related to COVID-19 and Manatee County’s response, please call the Manatee Health Line at 941-242-6649. Updated Thursday, May 28th @ 10:00 AM




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!