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Pinellas: Early voting ends March 9
Pinellas County residents casting ballots in District 13 and municipal elections
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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. Voters from 237 precincts will cast their ballots in one of 174 assigned polling places.
Nearly 110,000 mail ballots had been returned to a Pinellas County Elections Office as of March 5 – well over half of the 201,000 distributed thus far.

According to a fact sheet from the Elections Office, 477,635 registered voters are eligible to take part in the District 13 special election to pick a new U.S. Representative as well as 12 municipal elections. Of that number, 460,600 can vote in the District 13 election – 170,565 Republicans (37 percent), 159,213 Democrats (34.6 percent), and 130,822 registered as minor party or no party affiliation (28.4 percent).

Municipalities conducting elections are Belleair Bluffs, Clearwater, Gulfport, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, Redington Shores, Safety Harbor, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach and Tarpon Springs.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11. Voters from 237 precincts will cast their ballots in one of 174 assigned polling places.

Mail ballots

Mail ballots are proving popular again this election. As of Wednesday, March 5 – less than a week before Election Day, 109,506 (54.5 percent) of 201,000 mail ballots distributed had been returned to an Elections Office.

In the race for U.S. Representative for District 13, 42 percent of 78,772 ballots distributed to registered Republicans had been returned. Democrats had returned 39 percent of 72,159 ballots. Twenty-two percent of 43,801 ballots distributed to voters registered as “other” had been returned.

The deadline to request a ballot by mail was March 5. Ballots can be picked up at any Elections Office through March 10. Voters who need to pick up a ballot on Election Day must sign an emergency affidavit, stating that the person is unable to go to a polling place and why.

Mail ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. March 11 to an Elections Office. They cannot be returned to a polling place. Mail ballots can be returned at remote ballot drop-off locations, including tax collector offices in Clearwater and St. Petersburg as well as Seminole and Pinellas Park libraries. More information on how to return ballots are included with the mail ballot kits.

Early voting

Early voting began Saturday, March 1, and continues through Sunday, March 9 in all Supervisor of Elections offices. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early voting locations are:

• Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Road., Largo (Starkey Lakes Corporate Center)

• Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater (first floor, north side)

• County Building, 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (entrance on 5th Street)

Early voting wait times are available at www.votepinellas.com. Color codes represent wait times at each early voting location as follows: Green indicates a wait time less than 20 minutes; yellow, 20 to 40 minutes; and red, more than 40 minutes.

As of March 5, 2,461 ballots had been received at an early voting location. Of that number, 1,084 were by registered Democrats and 1,010 from Republicans. Another 355 were from voters registered as “other.”

For more information about the March 11 elections, call 464-6788, email election@votepinellas.com or visit votepinellas.com. To request a mail ballot, email absentee@votepinellas.com.

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