Get smart fast: Early voting and voting by mail in Pinellas

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Voters have until Sunday to cast early votes at three Pinellas County elections offices.

Early voting started Saturday at the downtown St. Pete office at 501 First Avenue North, the Election Services Center at 13001 Starkey Road in Largo and the County Courthouse at 315 Court Street in downtown Clearwater.

Offices are open to early voting weekdays from 10a.m. until 6p.m. and weekends 9a.m. to 5p.m.

Pinellas voters can cast a ballot at any of those locations regardless of precinct.

As of 2:10 Wednesday afternoon, 814 early voting ballots have been cast.

Voters can also still send in mail-in ballots. They can also be dropped off up until 7p.m. on Election Day at an elections office. Mail ballots cannot be turned in at a polling place.

As of Tuesday, 251,233 mail-in ballots had been requested with 80,303 returned.

More Republicans have requested and returned ballots than Democrats. Republicans have returned 34,220 while Democrats have only returned 33,174. There are 617,925 registered voters in Pinellas County.

Today is the last day to request a mail-in ballot. That can be done on votepinellas.com or by calling 727-464-VOTE by 5p.m.

Locations where mail-in ballots can be turned in:

Supervisor of Elections Offices:

  • 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater
  • 501 1st Ave. N., St. Petersburg
  • 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo (Starkey Lakes Corporate Center)

Drive Thru Available Only from August 11 – August 26; at Starkey Office; Front Entrance of Building

The ballot drop-off locations listed below are available AUGUST 11 – AUGUST 25 the following hours: (THESE LOCATIONS WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR BALLOT DROP OFF ON ELECTION DAY)

Tarpon Springs Tax Collector Office

743 Pinellas Ave. S., Tarpon Springs Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00

East Lake Community Library

4125 East Lake Rd., Palm Harbor Monday – Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00

Centre of Palm Harbor

1500 16th St., Palm Harbor Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 Saturday, 9:00 – NOON

North County Tax Collector Office

29399 US Hwy. 19 N., Clearwater Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00
(No Ballot Drop Off Election Day)

Oldsmar Public Library

400 St. Petersburg Dr. E., Oldsmar Monday – Saturday, 9:00 – 4:00 (No Ballot Drop Off Election Day)

Gulf to Bay Tax Collector Office

1663 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00

Seminole Community Library

9200 113th St. N., Seminole Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 4:00 Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00

Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

(Formerly Pinellas Park Library) 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park Monday – Saturday, 9:00 – 4:00

South County Tax Collector Office

1800 66th St. N., St. Petersburg Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00

Gulfport Neighborhood Center

1617 49th St. S., Gulfport Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 3:00 Monday, August 25, 8:00 – 4:00 (No

James Weldon Johnson Branch Library

105918th Ave.S.,St.Petersburg Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00 Saturday, NOON – 4:00

Skyway Plaza Tax Collector Office

106762nd Ave.S.,St.Petersburg Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00

 

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email janelle@floridapolitics.com.