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Ballots mailed to military, overseas voters for municipal elections

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Pinellas County’s Supervisor of Elections Office mailed a total of 411 ballots to absent military and overseas voters Friday for the March 14 municipal elections. Ten municipalities are conducting elections March 14: cities of Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach and Madeira Beach, the towns of North Redington Beach and Redington Shores, and the cities of Safety Harbor, South Pasadena, St. Pete Beach, Tarpon Springs and Treasure Island (Districts 1 & 3 only). Absent military and overseas voters include all active-duty military, their…

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In nine Pinellas cities, some are re-elected, others face the voters next year

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Officials in 15 Pinellas cities are scheduled for a date with the ballot box in next March’s municipal elections. But, with qualifying closed in nine of those, some elected can relax because they have no opposition and are considered re-elected. Others weren’t so lucky. They’ll be facing the voters March 14. Here’s where the score card stands as of Friday. GULFPORT Two seats on the five-member council are up for grabs. In Ward 2, incumbent Christine Anne Brown is facing…

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Pinellas Legislative Delegation hears from frustrated beach mayor, homeowners

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Redington Beach Mayor Nick Simons and four of his constituents came to ask members of Pinellas’ Legislative Delegation to help municipalities that want to regulate short-term, vacation rentals. Delegations members heard their pain and frustration and made a move toward helping Redington Beach and a similar problem in Indian Rocks Beach. But they showed no interest in working to loosen restrictions on municipalities and counties that want the power to regulate those type rentals. “I want to see this problem…

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Mayors ask Pinellas to reconsider Sunday morning alcohol sales ban

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Some Pinellas mayors want the Pinellas County Commission to relax its ban on selling alcohol before 11 a.m. on Sundays. Allowing sales earlier in the day, they say, is a matter of smart economics, a sign of a progressive region, and a tourist-friendly idea. “In our minds, it’s just sort of a leftover law that doesn’t have any use anymore,” said R.B. Johnson, mayor of Indian Rocks Beach, of his council’s favorable stance on changing the rule. “We just felt…

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Gulfport, Indian Rocks Beach to host candidate forums this week

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Two candidate forums are scheduled this week. Three Indian Rocks Beach candidates will field questions from constituents Tuesday evening in the City Auditorium located at 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. The forum begins at 7:00 p.m. with voter registration from 6:30 to 7:00. Four candidates in Gulfport will see how it feel on the City Council dais Thursday. Incumbent Mayor Sam Henderson will square off with his opponent, Barbara Banno beginning at 6:40 p.m. inside Gulfport City Hall at 2401 53rd…

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Incumbents rule the day in eight Pinellas municipal races

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It was all about the incumbents Tuesday during a quiet municipal election in eight Pinellas cities. Voters hit the ballot boxes in beach communities, a couple of North County towns and Kenneth City. The most hotly contested races came out of Kenneth City, where a bunch of flamingos made some waves. The flock of flamingos popped up with signs dangling from their necks supporting a candidate. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the flamingos were removed by police because they didn’t…

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Voters in eight Pinellas cities head to the ballot box Tuesday

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Municipal elections are being held in eight Pinellas County cities this Tuesday. Belleair, Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Kenneth City, Oldsmar, Safety Harbor, St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island will all have polls open for voters from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The elections are a sprinkling of races for City Council and commissions with a smathering of ballot questions amending city charters. Indian Rocks Beach will choose a city commissioner. Voters will choose from three candidates, Bill Dotson, Terry Hamilton-Wollin and Phillip…

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