The last day to register to vote or change political party affiliations is Monday, Dec. 16, for the Jan. 14 special Republican Primary election for Congressional District 13. Since Florida is a “closed primary” state, only voters registered with a political party may vote in that party’s primary.
Voters who are already registered to vote in Florida do not need to re-register. State law requires that address changes from another county that are made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families.
Voter registration applications are available at any Supervisor of Elections office, public library, tax collector office, government office handling social services or online at www.votepinellas.com.
Address changes can be made by calling 727-464-VOTE (8683) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with date of birth included. Updates, including signatures, can be made by completing and signing a voter registration application and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. All new applications or party changes received by mail must be postmarked by Dec. 16 in to be valid for this election.
For an updated list of voter registration events, visit www.votepinellas.com and select News and Events/Voter Education & Registration Events on the home page menu.
As of Dec. 13, the Elections Office had distributed 78,172 mail ballots and 973, 1.2 percent, had been returned. To request a mail ballot or for more information, call 727-464-VOTE (8683) or visit www.votepinellas.com.