Early voting to begin in Sarasota, Manatee counties Saturday, Aug. 13

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Early voting for the upcoming primary election begins on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Early voting for the upcoming primary election begins on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Sarasota and Manatee County citizens can start in-person voting early in the Aug. 23 primary election on Saturday.

Anyone who is registered to vote in Florida can vote early in person if they choose.

In Sarasota County, early voting will take place each day from Saturday, Aug. 13, to Sunday, Aug. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Sarasota County voters can vote early at any of the following locations:

  • Elections Office, Sarasota County Terrace Building, 2001 Adams Lane, Sarasota.

  • Elections Office, R.L. Anderson Building, Room 114, 4000 Tamiami Trail South, Venice.

  • Elections Office, Biscayne Plaza, 13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port.

  • North Sarasota Public Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota.

  • Fruitville Public Library, 100 Apex Road, Sarasota.

  • The Devyn Event Center, 7113 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

In Manatee County, early voting will take place each day from Saturday, Aug. 13, to Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. County voters can vote early at any of the following locations:

  • Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch.

  • Manatee County Utilities Admin Office, 4410 66th St. West, Bradenton.

  • Palmetto Library, 923 6th St. West, Palmetto.

  • Rocky Bluff Library, 6750 U.S. Highway 301, Ellenton.

  • Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 301 Blvd. West, Bradenton.

Voters must bring a valid and current photo and signature ID with them when they go to vote. These IDs include:

  • Florida driver license

  • Florida ID card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

  • U.S. passport

  • Debit or credit card

  • Military ID

  • Student ID

  • Retirement center ID

  • Neighborhood association ID

  • Public assistance ID

  • Veteran health ID issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • License to carry a concealed weapon.

  • Employee ID issued by any branch, department, or agency of the federal government, state, a county or a municipality

Absentee voting is also underway in Florida. Sarasota County voters interested in learning more about that process can visit SarasotaVotes.gov/VotebyMail or call 941-861-8618. Manatee County voters seeking information about absentee voting can visit votemanatee.com or call 941-741-3823.

Anne Snabes covers city and county government for the Herald-Tribune. You can contact her at asnabes@gannett.com and follow her on Twitter at @a_snabes.

This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Sarasota primary election 2022: Early voting begins Saturday, Aug. 13