Early Voting Is Underway in Sarasota-Manatee

Early voting runs through Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily.

By Staff October 9, 2020

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The Sarasota and Manatee supervisors of elections have announced that early voting for the Nov. 3 general election will begin Monday, Oct. 19, and continue through Sunday, Nov. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.  Voters may cast their ballots early at any one of the following eight locations throughout Sarasota County:

  • Elections office: Terrace Building, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota
  • Elections office: R.L. Anderson Administration Building, 4000 Tamiami Trail S., Venice
  • Elections office: Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port         
  • North Sarasota Library: 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota
  • Fruitville Library: 100 Apex Road, Sarasota
  • Shannon Staub Library: 4675 Career Lane, North Port
  • Sarasota Square Mall: 8201 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
  • Bee Ridge Park: 4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota

In Manatee County, voters may cast their ballots at the following locations:

  • Elections office: 600 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton
  • Florida Dept of Transportation Office: 14000 S.R. 64 E., Bradenton
  • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall: 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch
  • Manatee County Utilities Administration Office: 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton
  • Palmetto Library: 923 Sixth St. W., Palmetto
  • Rocky Bluff Library: 6750 U.S. Highway 301, Ellenton

Sarasota County Supevisor of Elections Ron Turner encourages voters who plan to vote in person during this election to consider voting early, especially as high turnout is expected on Nov. 3. The same equipment and voting processes are used during early voting and at election day polling places; however, voters can choose any early voting site in their respective county as opposed to voting at an assigned location.

Voters who choose to vote early must present photo and signature identification upon check-in at the early voting site and prior to voting.  Voters who do not present the required ID will be offered a provisional ballot. Vote-by-mail ballots may be returned at early voting sites

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