Voters Break County Record for Mail Ballot Requests
Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is scheduled to mail more than 102,000 ballots to voters who requested mail ballots for the November 4 General Election – the highest number of requests ever received for any election in Pinellas County.
This breaks the record for mail ballots, which was set during the 2004 General Election when 100,103 ballots were requested. This is more than double the total ballot requests for the January Presidential Preference Primary and 30 percent more than the total requests for the August Primary.
A total of 3,489 military and overseas civilian ballots were mailed September 18. Civilian domestic ballots were mailed September 23. Ballots will be mailed daily as requests are received.
Clark encourages all voters to use the convenience of voting by mail since all voters will be using paper ballots in the November 4 General Election, as mandated by the Florida Legislature in House Bill 537. Why stand in line for the same ballot you can have mailed to your home? And remember, every ballot is included in election results.
Voters may return their ballots by mail or drop off their ballots at one of the 14 convenient designated dropoff locations throughout the county, including several libraries, county offices, and any Elections Office. All dropoff locations have a secure ballot box with an elections staff person nearby for the safety of your ballot. Specific locations, dates and times of operation for the dropoff sites are included in the mail ballot kits.
To request a ballot by mail, call (727) 464-6788, or visit www.votepinellas.com and click on Request a Mail Ballot.
Return to Current Edition