PINELLAS COUNTY — Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark mailed 77,071 ballots to local voters this week for the Special Primary Election in the 13th Congressional District which will be held Jan. 14.
A special primary election is being held to fill the seat vacated upon the passing of Congressman Bill Young. The special election will only impact voters in Pinellas County.
Kathleen Peters, David Jolly and Mark Bircher are vying to face Democrat Alex Sink, Libertarian Lucas Overby and write-in candidate Michael Levinson in the Mar. 11 general election.
Young served in Congress for more than 40 years before his death in October. His district stretches from Dunedin to western and northern St. Petersburg in Pinellas County.
Absentee ballots were mailed to 933 military and overseas voters on Nov. 27.
To request a mail ballot, visit www.votepinellas.com, call (727) 464-VOTE (8683), or email firstname.lastname@example.org and include date of birth.