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Last Minute Reminders for Municipal Elections
Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark encourages citizens who plan to vote in the March 9th Municipal Elections to remember the following information to make Election Day go smoothly:
- Pinellas County residents who were registered to vote by February 8th are eligible to vote in these elections.
- Polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- There are no polling places for the St. Pete Beach Special Referendum Election. The City of St. Pete Beach has requested that this election be conducted by mail ballot only.
- Polling place locations have changed in Clearwater, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, and North Redington Beach. In addition, polling places for municipal elections may be different than those for countywide elections. Voters are encouraged to confirm their polling places by calling (727) 464-6788 or visiting www.votepinellas.com.
- State law requires that a citizen vote in the precinct in which he/she resides. If you have moved, you are required to vote in your new home precinct.
- Please bring photo and signature identification with you to the polls, if possible, to avoid delays and extra paperwork. Anyone without valid and current ID can vote a provisional ballot. The canvassing board will later determine the validity of any provisional ballots.
- Mail ballots may be picked up or voted in person at any Elections Office through Election Day. Ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m., March 9th, in any of the three Elections Offices in order to be counted. Mail ballots cannot be accepted at a precinct-polling place.
- A voter who requests a mail ballot, but later decides to vote at the polling place instead, may bring his/her ballot to the polling place to be cancelled and then receive a new ballot to vote at the polls.
- Name and address changes, or signature updates, may be made at any Elections Office or by completing and printing a Voter Registration Application at www.votepinellas.com, signing the application, and returning it to any Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office. Address changes within the county may also be made by phone. It is important to have a current signature on file to verify the signature on your mail ballot certificate envelope. Applications are also available at public libraries and driver license offices.
- Sample ballots may be viewed at www.votepinellas.com.
- No political activity or campaign signs are allowed inside the polling place or within 100 feet of the polling place entrance. Exit polling is permitted in designated areas as voters are leaving the polls.
- No photography is allowed inside the polling place.
- If you have any other election-related questions, please call the Elections Office at (727) 464-6788.
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