Monday is the last day to register to vote or change party affiliations for elections on April 21. The deadline affects voters in the Reddington Shores Municipal Election and the House District 64 Special Election.
Residents can pick up voter registration applications from a number of places including the tax collector’s office, libraries or any Supervisor of Elections office. Residents can also register online.
Applications mailed-in must be postmarked by March 23 to be considered.
This deadline affects voters in the Northeast portion of Pinellas and some parts of Hillsborough who are currently unrepresented in the state House. Republican Jamie Grant is the only name on that ballot.
Grant had won re-election last year against Miriam Steinberg, but the results were thrown out because a write-in candidate was wrongfully removed from that race.
The election in Reddington Shores pits incumbent John Branch against Christy Herig. That election has not come without its own complications. A previous candidate, John Bickerstaff, pulled out of the race citing health concerns. That decision forced the city to extend its qualifying period and threatened to postpone the election. But, all’s well that ends well; the election will proceed as scheduled.