Early voting for the Aug. 24 primaries started this morning in Manatee County.
Through Aug. 22, you can cast your votes early at the county supervisor of elections office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite #118, across from DeSoto Square mall. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in their respective primaries, and all registered voters can cast their ballots for the Manatee County School Board and other nonpartisan positions.
A note about the three school board races on the ballot: The candidates have to live in the particular districts they are seeking to represent, but all county residents are eligible to vote in each race.
For more information, call (941) 741-3823 or visit the elections office's website.