Mail-in ballots will be sent out to Manatee County voters starting Wednesday, according to Scott Farrington, Manatee County assistant supervisor of elections.
About 60,500 ballots will be sent, less than a quarter of the 221,127 registered voters in the county.
More than 600 overseas vote ballots were sent July 15, according to the Supervisor of Elections Office Facebook page.
The Miami Herald reported primary election mail-in ballot requests reached nearly 2.2 million for the state: 978,000 from Republicans, 819,000 from Democrats and the rest from those with no party affiliation.
The last day to request mail-in ballots in Manatee County for the primary election is Wednesday, Aug. 25 and for the general election, Wednesday, Nov. 2. The last day to change party affiliation, update addresses, signature or register in the county is Aug. 1.
Early primary election voting is Aug. 20-27 and Oct. 29-Nov. 5 for the general election. The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 30 and the general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Voters now can head to the polls early at five different locations, up from one in previous years:
▪ Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118, Bradenton.
▪ Palmetto Library, 923 Sixth St. W., Palmetto.
▪ Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 U.S. 301, Ellenton.
▪ Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch.
▪ West Manatee Fire & Rescue Administration, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Request a mail-in ballot from supervisor of elections office
Email (include date of birth): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manatee County voting calendar
Aug. 1: last day to change voter information or register in Manatee County
Aug. 20-27: early voting for primary election
Aug. 25: last day to request mail-in ballot for primary election
Aug. 30: primary election
Oct. 29-Nov. 5: early voting for general election
Nov. 2: last day to request mail-in ballot for general election
Nov. 8: general election