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Polls open Aug. 14 for primary voting

By Mark Young, Islander Reporter

It’s time to vote.

Absentee voter ballots for the Aug. 14 primary election have been mailed and must be returned to the supervisor of elections by 7 p.m. the day of the election. Early in-person voting for the Aug. 14 primary election ends at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.

Early votes must be cast at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 108, 
Bradenton.

Florida law requires a signed photo identification card, such as a driver’s license to vote.

Voter registration for the Nov. 6 election, including the presidential election, state, county and local city offices, closes Oct. 9, and early voting for the election begins Oct. 27.

A primary election is for registered party voters to select a candidate who will advance to the Nov. 6 general election, and does not include nonpartisan races, such as Anna Maria Island’s three city commission races.

Island polling stations that will open for the Aug. 14 primary election include:

• Precinct 91, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

• Precinct 92, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Precinct 93, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Precinct 94, Tingley Memorial Library, 112 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.

Anna Maria currently has 1,305 registered voters, Bradenton Beach has 929 voters, and Holmes Beach has 3,264 voters.

Cortez residents vote at the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage community center at 4415 119th St. W., Cortez.

For more information, including sample ballots for the primary, go online to www.votemanatee.com..

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