Vote By Mail protects your right to vote no matter what comes up that might make it hard for you to get to the polls. It's voting insurance.
Go online to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections: votemanatee.com or call 941-741-3823.
The ballot is mailed to you about four weeks before each election. In Florida, the Primary Election is August 18 and the General Election is November 3.
When you receive your ballot in the mail, you can -
#1 - Fill it out in the privacy and comfort of your home. Just fill in the circles for your preferred candidates, fold the ballot, insert in the official envelope and seal. On the outside of the envelope, print your name, sign/date. Place a stamp on it and mail it in time to be received before 7 pm on Election Day.
#2 - Fill out your mailed ballot, sign/date the outside of the envelope and drop it off at any Early Voting Center in the county or at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections before 7:00 PM on Election Day.
#3 - If you do not use your mailed ballot, you can still go in person to your polling location on Election Day.
You can check online to verify your mail ballot has been received. As soon as it arrives at the Supervisor of Elections it is recorded. On Election Day when the polls close, mail and early ballots are the first results to be displayed.
If you move or plan to be away when ballots are mailed, phone your new mailing address to the Supervisor of Elections: 941-741-3823. They will mail your ballot to your new address, even out of state or out of country.
In 2018, almost 70,000 Manatee voters voted by mail. Problems are rare, but if there is one, the Supervisor of Elections will contact you and give you a chance to correct it. (Examples: missing signature, signature that does not even remotely match the one on file).
Voting turnout for Manatee Dems in 2018 was 85% for those who received VBM ballots (compared to 57% overall Democratic turnout).
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