22,083 ballots mailed out for Pinellas’ municipal elections on March 13

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Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark said 22,803 ballots were mailed to domestic voters today (February 7) in nine municipalities conducting elections on March 13 as follows:

Belleair – 1,359

Belleair Beach – 559

Gulfport – 2,793

Indian Shores – 454

Madeira Beach – 1,117

Pinellas Park – 9,690

Seminole – 5,344

Treasure Island Districts 2 and 4 – 773

St. Pete Beach District 1 Runoff – 714

In addition, 158 ballots have been mailed to absent military and overseas voters or picked up in elections offices to date for these elections.

All elections are voted at-large, except for Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. For the Treasure Island Commissioner Districts 2 and 4 races, only registered voters residing in District 2 (Precinct 407) or District 4 (Precinct 409) are eligible to vote. For the St. Pete Beach Commissioner District 1 Runoff, only registered voters residing in District 1 (Precinct 405) are eligible to vote. No candidate in the January 31 St. Pete Beach Commissioner District 1 race received a majority (more than 50%) of the votes cast, so the municipal charter requires a runoff election to be held for the two candidates receiving the most votes.

A new law requires that domestic ballots be mailed beginning between 35 and 28 days prior to an election.

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