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It's Election Day, polls remain open until 7 p.m.
TBNWeekly.com will post the results as soon as they become available.
Article published on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004
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PINELLAS COUNTY - Many county voters took advantage of early voting and absentee ballots this election year; however, many more will make the traditional trip to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Election Day polling places will remain open until 7 p.m.

Pinellas County has 590,989 registered votes: 223,544 are registered as Democrats; 231,652 as Republicans; and 135,793 as other.

Voters are assigned polling places within their precincts. Precincts can be found on the voter registration cards. Look for the number under precinct in the top right corner. For a list of precincts and voting places, click here.

Registered voters are urged to take part in the 2004 general election. Many important leadership positions will be decided, including the next President of the United States.

For a list and additional information on the races and questions on the Nov. 2 ballot, visit TBNWeekly.com's election section. Note: information on races and questions outside Tampa Bay Newspaper's coverage area is not included.

Deborah Clark, supervisor of elections, has some tips for voters.

• Update voter registration records now to avoid delays at the polls. Call 464-3551 or visit www.votepinellas.com/content.aspx?id=17

• Remember to take a picture and signature ID to the polls or voters can complete an affidavit

• Mark a copy of the sample ballot beforehand and take it to the polls. A copy of the sample ballot can be found on the Supervisor of Election's Web site's front page at www.votepinellas.com.

Voter's Bill of Rights

Each registered voter in this state has the right to:

1. Vote and have his or her vote accurately counted.

2. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the official closing of the polls in that county.

3. Ask for and receive assistance in voting.

4. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast.

5. An explanation if his or her registration is in question.

6. If his or her registration is in question, cast a provisional ballot.

7. Prove his or her identity by signing an affidavit if election officials doubt the voter's identity.

8. Written instructions to use when voting, and, upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections officers.

9. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person.

10. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast.

Voter's Responsibilities

Each registered voter in this state should:

1. Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues.

2. Maintain with the office of the supervisor of elections a current address.

3. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation.

4. Bring proper identification to the polling station.

5. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct.

6. Treat precinct workers with courtesy.

7. Respect the privacy of others.

8. Report any problems or violations of election laws to the supervisor of elections.

9. Ask questions if needed.

10. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station.

NOTE TO VOTER: Failure to perform any of these responsibilities does not prohibit a voter from voting.
Article published on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004
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