Ballots to be mailed for Pinellas’ March 13 municipal elections

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Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark announces that ballot mailings for the March 13 Municipal Elections are tentatively scheduled as follows for registered voters residing in the following eight municipalities: Belleair, Belleair Beach, Gulfport, Indian Shores, Madeira Beach, Pinellas Park, Seminole and Treasure Island.

January 26 – Mail ballots to approximately 150 absent military and overseas voters requested to date. State law requires ballots for absent military and overseas voters to be mailed at least 45 days prior to an election.

February 7 – Mail approximately 22,000 domestic ballots requested to date. State law now requires domestic ballots to be mailed beginning between 35 and 28 days prior to an election.

Absent military and overseas voters include all active-duty military, their spouses and dependents, currently absent from their places of residence; and civilians who are U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. Domestic voters are civilian voters residing within the United States and active-duty military voters residing in Pinellas County.

Additional mail ballot requests will be fulfilled daily as received. To request a mail ballot, visit www.votepinellas.com, call (727) 464-VOTE (464-8683), or email absentee@votepinellas.com.

Daily ballot requests and ballot mailing updates are posted to the Supervisor of Elections Web site, www.votepinellas.com, under the Current Elections tab, once mailings begin.

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