The Best and Easiest Way to Vote in Florida is Vote By Mail (VBM).
In Sarasota County, if you have not applied to have a Vote By Mail form sent to you, you can request a form from the Supervisor of Elections by calling 941-861-8618 or by going online to www.sarasotavotes.com. You can also pick up a form at Sarasota SOE, Terrace Building, 101 S. Washington Blvd, Sarasota, Fl 34236. In Manatee County call 941-741-3823 or go to www.votemanatee.com. The address of SOE in Manatee County is 600 301 Blvd. W, Suite 108, Bradenton FL 34205. The next election locally, a non-presidential primary and School Board election, is August 18th. VBM Ballots go out a month prior to the election and must be received at SOE by 7 pm on election night. VBM ballots are not forwarded by the post office. Please provide the SOE with the address where you want your ballot sent for each election. VBM allows you to avoid the standing in line and other hassles of election day. VBM also assures that you will be able to vote safely in this time of Covid-19.
ALSO, CONSIDER EARLY VOTING.
Before every election there is a period of early voting. As soon as we have the early voting dates and locations for this year's August and November elections, we will provide this information.
To Vote In Person
On Election Day itself, you can go to these locations to vote:
Longboat voters with Manatee registrations will vote at the:
Longboat Island Chapel
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat voters registered in Sarasota County should go to Town Hall of:
501 Bay Isles Road
Polls on election day are open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. Click on the links below to learn more about registering to vote, early voting, candidates and committees and more!
Sarasota County Residents: www.sarasotavotes.com
Manatee County Residents: www.votemanatee.com