Early voting to begin
Early voting for the statewide primary begins Aug. 9 and continues through Aug. 22.
The primary date, in which Island voters can go to the polls to vote in Manatee County school board races and nominate candidates in state and federal races, is Tuesday, Aug. 24.
Early voting hours are:
• Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Early voting takes place at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118, Bradenton.
Absentee voting also is under way. To request an absentee ballot, go to www.votemanatee.com or call 941-741-3823.