Supervisor of Elections Office to begin mailing absentee ballots July 15

Absentee ballots for the Aug. 30 primary will begin to be mailed out next Friday.

The Manatee Supervisor of Elections Office will mail the vote-by-mail ballots to absent stateside military voters and overseas military and civilian voters July 15 and domestic vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed beginning July 26, according to Sharon Stief, chief deputy with the Manatee Supervisor of Elections Office.

Voters can continue to request a vote-by-mail ballot until 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and the ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. Election Day.

To request a vote-by-mail ballot, call 941-741-3823 or go to votemanatee.com.

Herald staff report