Tuesday afternoon, February 4, the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center hosted a voter registration event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Patty Callaghan, a 12-year employee for the Pinellas County Voter Outreach division, headed the registration event.
“We had a good turn out today; we had several new voters register,” said Callaghan. “A few of those folks were form out of state, so I explained how our primaries work in comparison to other places.”
Callaghan also said that over the past several years, she’s seen a “big increase” in mail-in voting.
“I think it’s a great idea to request a mail-in ballot,” said Callaghan. “You can do your research in advance and not have to stand at the booth for 30 minutes or so deciding what you want to vote for.”
She also recommended mail-in ballots as “a great option for those who have difficulties” getting to a polling center.
“Not just older folks,” said Callaghan, “but those with disabilities and those who may not have the access to transportation.”
According to Callaghan, even if you request a mail-in ballot you can still show up and vote at the polls.
For all your voting questions and needs, go to votepinellas.com
2020 election calendar:
|Tuesday, March 17
(February 18 Voter Registration Deadline)
|Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Elections|
|Tuesday, August 18
(July 27 Voter Registration Deadline)
|Tuesday, November 3
(October 5 Voter Registration Deadline)