The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections began mailing new voter information cards to all 623,000 registered Pinellas County voters today.
“Voters should carefully review the information on their new voter information cards – including name, address and political party affiliation – to make sure it is correct,” Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark said. “If voters need to update any information, please call (727) 464-VOTE to make changes before the Aug. 1 deadline to register to vote and change political party affiliation for the primary election.”
The mailing will take place over four weeks, with the last cards scheduled to be mailed June 27. Voters who do not receive voter information cards by July 5, or have misplaced their card, can call (727) 464-VOTE to request a replacement card. Voter information cards are not required to vote and are for informational purposes only.
Clark was required to redraw precinct lines because of recent special redistricting. Pinellas County is now represented by two congressional districts. Additionally, boundaries for all three state senate districts changed and state senate districts were assigned new district numbers:
- Congressional Districts 12, 13 (formerly districts 12, 13, 14)
- State Senate Districts 16, 19, 24 (formerly districts 19, 20, 22)
Clark wanted to make sure the redistricting caused as few changes as possible for voters. She did this by minimizing the number of precinct and polling place changes. Efforts to maintain continuity resulted in:
- 89 percent of precincts having the same boundaries as before;
- 6 percent of voters are assigned to the same polling place as before;
- the addition of two precincts, increasing the total from 299 to 301.
Voters can go to votepinellas.com/electionready to make sure their information is correct.