Manatee County Democratic Party

Tonight 7:00 p.m. - David Shapiro debates Vern Buchanan on WWSB Channel 7 news

Early Voting starts on Wednesday, Oct 24

Manatee Democratic Party endorses these candidates

For links to their websites and Twitter:

Go to the Candidates  Directory

We take no position on the non-party School Board election. 

Early voting will be October 24 thru November 3.

For hours and locations of voting sites:

Go to the Supervisor of Elections website

It's not too late to sign up for Vote By Mail.  Officially the deadline is Oct 31. But please don't wait. For more info: 

Go to the Supervisor of Elections website 

Our Progressive Caucus recommends these amendments

Vote YES on #3, #4, #9, #13.  (ACLU also supports #11)

Vote NO on the rest 

For a thorough explanation of each of the Amendments 

Go to the Florida LWV website 

For an explanation of the School Board Referendum.

 Go to the 411 Voter Guide.

Join the Volunteers

As Manatee Momentum builds it’s all about hitting the pavement and making the calls to reach every voter possible.  If you are not calling or canvassing yet, contact the Manatee Democrats HQ office or any of the campaigns of our amazing Democratic candidates.

Update:  We need volunteers to man the Democratic tables at early voting sites.  If you can help out for a two-hour shift, please contact HQ.

In Case You Missed It

Mayor Andrew Gillum debated Ron DeSantis on Sunday evening.


" From beginning to end, Gillum was calm, collected and specific in his responses while DeSantis was fidgety, evasive and generally unsure of how to present himself."  - Rollingstone

Tracy Pratt - District 71


Our candidates for State House debated their opponents at the University of South Florida-M/S on Saturday.

Catch up with their positions on the issues that matter in Manatee.

Liv Coleman - District 73


Coming Up

Oct 24 - Manatee Dems Lunch & Postcards

1 1:00 a.m. at Peridia Country Club

Oct 28 - House Party for David Shapiro

3:30 p.m. in Palmetto

Get Involved


Find local Democratic clubs in all areas of Manatee county, and the caucuses for Young Democrats,  and for Hispanic,  Veteran,  Black,  LGBTA  and Progressive voters.


Work in your community to Get Out the Vote in November


Help out at the HQ office, or with Fundraising,  Communications, Travelling Dems, phone calls and canvassing  . . . 


Get really involved!  Choose a candidate to help with phone calling, canvassing, yard signs, social media, events . . .