Updated 10/11/16, 1:38 p.m.: Please note corrections with ***
The November 8 general election is just a little over a month away, but there is still time for voters to get election-ready. According to the Supervisor of Elections website, there are currently 636,719 registered voters in Pinellas County. Are you one of them? Below are the deadlines and information that will make casting your vote easier than ever.
Registering to Vote
The deadline for registering to vote has been extended to Wednesday, October 12. To register to vote in Florida, you must be a U.S, citizen, a resident of Florida and at least 18 years old. An application can be downloaded at votepinellas.com, filled out and then delivered to the Supervisor of Elections office.
*** Applicants may also mail back their voter registration application. It must be postmarked by October 12.
Personal Information Changes
Changes to personal information such as name, address and signature can be made over the phone by calling the Supervisor of Elections office, on the website or even on the day of the election by bringing a photo ID to your polling location.
Voting By Mail
Voters who wish to vote by mail can request a mail ballot. Mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. the day of the general election. The Supervisor of Elections website recommends that voters allow at least one week for their ballot to be returned by mail to the Supervisor of Elections office. ***The last day to request a ballot be mailed to a voter is Wednesday, November 2.
Early voting begins on Monday, October 24 and continues through ***Sunday, November 6, Monday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. According to the Supervisor of Elections website, voters can go to any early voting site in the county. In order to vote a regular ballot, voters are required to present both picture and signature identification. Voters who do not bring both types of ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot.
Early voting Locations:
Supervisor of Elections Office: County Courthouse – 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater, 33756
Supervisor of Elections Office: Election Service Center – 13001 Starkey Rd., Starkey Lakes Corporate Ctr., Largo, 33773
Supervisor of Elections Office: County Building – 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33701
Centre Of Palm Harbor – 1500 16th St. Palm Harbor, 34683
Gulfport Neighborhood Center – 1617 49th St. S., Gulfport, 33707
All Pinellas County voters will receive a two-sided ballot with 11 ballot questions. Composite or precinct-specific sample ballots can be viewed on the Supervisor of Elections website. Voters can also download a Voters Guide or request that a sample ballot be sent via email.
For more information, visit the Supervisor of Elections website at votepinellas.com or call 727-464-8683.