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In Pinellas, sample ballots are in the mail

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The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has mailed the official sample ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election to households with registered voters to help voters prepare for Election Day.

The official sample ballot, which includes contests and questions for all districts within Pinellas County, is also available online at, along with precinct-specific sample ballots.

Voters are encouraged to use the sample ballot to get election-ready. They can mark their choices on the sample ballot, and bring it with them during early voting or on Election Day.

Each voter will receive a two-sided ballot with 11 ballot questions. All eligible voters may enjoy the convenience of voting by mail. To request a mail ballot, visit, call 727-464-VOTE (8683) or email The deadline to request that a ballot be mailed is 5 p.m. Nov. 2.

If you haven’t registered, you still have a chance. The deadline to register for the Nov. 8 General Election is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.

All three Pinellas elections offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturday. Election ambassadors will be available at each Pinellas County Tax Collector Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday to help anyone who wants to register to vote, update their voter registration information, or request a mail ballot.

Registration is required for new voters by Tuesday’s deadline to participate in the Nov. 8 General Election. Voters already registered to vote in Florida do not need to re-register but can update their voter registration address.

Voter registration applications are available at any supervisor of elections office, tax collector office, public library, government office handling social services, or online at

Address changes can be made online at, 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 Supervisor of Elections Office.

All new voter registration applications received by mail must be postmarked by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in order to be valid for the Nov. 8 General Election.


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