Manatee to spend up to $100,000 on new voting card alerts

skennedy@bradenton.comApril 1, 2014 

Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett. SARA KENNEDY/Bradenton Herald

MANATEE -- Manatee County’s supervisor of elections plans to send out new registration cards to all 208,000 voters to alert them to new precinct locations, at a cost of between $80,000 and $100,000, he said Tuesday.

"Yes, it’s all 208,000 voters,” said Supervisor Mike Bennett. “We’ll spread it out over, probably, I guess, a week ... by end of next week, all should be out.”

The elections office staff Tuesday was printing and addressing the new, red, white and blue registration cards, Bennett said.

As part of the mailing, elections officials also will send out information about new early voting sites and instructions about how to sign up to vote by mail, he said.

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