To register to vote in Florida you must :
• Be a citizen of the United States.
• Be a legal Florida resident.
• Be 18 years old (you may pre-register to vote at 16, but cannot vote until you are 18 years old).
• Not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting in Florida or any other state, without having the right to vote restored.
• Not have been convicted of a felony, without your civil rights having been restored.
• Provide your current and valid Florida driver’s license number or Florida identification card number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number.
HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL AND HOW MANATEE COUNTY HANDLES VBM
How To Register To Vote
You can obtain applications, apply for or update an existing voter registration at the following locations:
The Supervisor of Elections
600 301 Blvd W Suite 108
Bradenton, FL 34205
Tax Collectors Office
Public Assistance Offices
Questions: Call the Supervisor of Elections Office
Important Voting Information
To check your registration status Click Here
Florida is a closed primary state. If you wish to vote for partisan candidates in a primary, you must be registered with that particular party affiliation. All registered voters can vote on issues and non-partisan races. If you do not designate a party affiliation on your application, you will be registered with no party affiliation.
Voter registration is available year-round, but in order to vote in an upcoming election you must complete the registration process or changes to your registration information no later than 29 days prior to that election.
Voter information cards are mailed confirming new registrations, voter updates or changes in polling sites. You are not required have the voter information card on Election Day to vote. For required identification to vote, Click Here.
For more information on voting in Manatee County, Download the Supervisor of Election’s Voters Guide