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Deborah Clark sends out record 262K mail ballots to Pinellas voters

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The Pinellas Supervisor of Elections Office sent out 262,142 mail ballots Tuesday to voters for the Nov. 8 General Election.

That’s a new record for Deborah Clark’s office as the largest-ever bulk mailing of mail ballots.

Thus far, Clark has sent a total of 266,176 ballots for the General Election. That includes Tuesday’s mailing and a mailing last month of 3,448 ballots to military and overseas voters. That total accounts for about 42 percent of Pinellas’ 637,021 registered voters.

Of the ballots mailed so far, 107,160 have gone to voters who are registered Republican; 101,973 have gone to registered Democrats; and 57,043 have gone to those with no party registration or who registered with some other party.

It’s not too late to request a mail ballot. The deadline for requesting one is 5 p.m. Nov. 2. To request a ballot, visit, call 727-464-VOTE (8683) or email

Voted mail ballots must be received at one of the three Supervisor of Elections offices by 7 p.m. Election Day — Nov. 8. Voters are advised to allow at least one week for their ballot to be returned by mail to the Elections Office. In addition to the Supervisor’s offices, voters also can drop their ballot at one of 12 remote ballot drop-off sites throughout Pinellas County from Oct. 24-Nov. 7. Check for hours and locations. Voted mail ballots cannot be accepted at polling places.

It’s also not too late to register to vote in the General Election. Voters have until Tuesday (Oct. 11) to register. All new voter registration applications received by mail must be postmarked by Tuesday to be valid for the Nov. 8 election.

Clark’s office will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in addition to the regular weekly hours. Voter registration applications are available at any Supervisor of Elections office, public library, tax collector’s office, government office handling social services, or online at

Upcoming voter registration events can be found at Address changes can be made online, by calling 727-464-VOTE (8683) or by emailing, with birth date included.

Name and party changes may be made by sending a signed, written statement to the Supervisor of Elections office, including birth date or voter ID number. Any updates, including signatures and political party affiliation, can be made by completing and signing a voter registration application and returning it to the elections office.

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