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Early voting begins for Hillsborough special elections

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Early voting started Friday and will continue through Oct. 7 for a pair of special elections in Hillsborough County, one that could determine Temple Terrace’s next mayor and another to decide the GOP nominee in HD 58.

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Steve Schale: Florida early vote, a retrospective

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It is time for one last big data piece on Florida 2016. For about 18 hours a day over 2+ weeks, I found myself living and breathing early voting data. So now that all the data have been reported from counties, I wanted to look back at some assumptions, and compare them to the actual voting data. Before I begin, there are five things to keep in mind: 1. Every time I talk in percentages, those percentages are relative to…

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Steve Schale: Notes on Election Day in Florida

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To: Anyone who has been reading my memos, Putin included. From: Steve Schale Re: We survived, and genuine thanks from me. First, thank you all for following along for the last two weeks. This memo isn’t going to be a big data dump. For those, you can go back and read the other 12 versions of this thing. But I want to start with a couple of numbers. First: 67. That is the percentage of the electorate that was white…

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Steve Schale: Final notes on early voting in Florida

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To: The tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to be free of 2016 From: Steve Schale, Florida Sherpa Re: It is almost drinkin’ time I usually do a timeline here, but since I can’t even imagine life in a post-2016 election cycle world, I am simply going to say, Thank God America, we have damn near made it. Like the weed that I can’t get to stop growing up the side of my backyard fence, admit it, you thought this would…

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Charlie Crist leads “souls to the polls” on final day of early voting

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As the final day of early voting wound down, there were lines at voting sites and overall turnout was about 47.8 percent in Pinellas. That number included both mail-in ballots that had been received and early voting as of about 4 p.m. Sunday, a day that saw candidates scrambling for every vote still left on the table. One of the big pushes was the “Souls to the Polls” events, a statewide initiative designed to reach members of the faith community,…

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Deborah Clark reminds that early voting in Pinellas ends Sunday

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Pinellas Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is reminding voters that early voting will end at 7 p.m. Sunday. Remote drop-off sites for mail-in ballots will be open through Monday. EARLY VOTING — Continues through 7 p.m. Sunday in all three Elections Offices plus the Centre of Palm Harbor and the Gulfport Neighborhood Center — Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. each day through Sunday — Check early voting wait times online at VotePinellas.com MAIL BALLOT DROP-OFF — Remote ballot drop-off locations…

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Steve Schale: Notes on the 11th day of early voting in Florida

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To: A tired, weary nation, and the Trump tech guys in Macedonia From: Steve Schale, Florida Man Re: Why in the world did I start doing these? *1 day since the leader of the free world did the #swoop at UNF. *4 days until the election. *6 days until I am home for a nice long time. *8 days until FSU basketball tips off. *106 days until pitchers and catchers. *131 days to get your NCAA basketball bracket complete —…

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