Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

early voting - page 6

Early voting in Pinellas is brisk

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

It’s only been two weeks since Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark started sending mail-in ballots to thousands of Pinellas voters for the Aug. 30 election. The election is called a primary election with certain races limited to members of a specific political party. Republicans will have choices of candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Pinellas County property appraiser. Democrats will decide on candidates for U.S. Senate and, depending on their district, candidates for state Senate and House. Libertarians…

Keep Reading

Rick Scott OK’s request to call absentee ballots “vote by mail” ballots

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Don’t call it an absentee ballot. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill (SB 112) that changes the phrase absentee ballot to vote-by-mail ballot in state law. The change comes as Florida has seen an increase in the number of people early by mail. Many states, including Florida, have changed their state laws over the years to allow more voters to cast absentee ballots. Those changes include removing reasons voters have to give in order to get a vote by mail…

Keep Reading

Gwen Graham votes early for Hillary Clinton in Tallahassee

in 2017/Top Headlines by

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham cast her ballot in the Democratic presidential primary election on Monday during a brief one-week Congressional recess back in her home district in Tallahassee. Her choice: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “I believe she has the empathy, passion, experience, and desire to bring us together,” said Graham, hitting a conciliatory note familiar to her constituents. Though Graham said she and Sanders have a warm personal rapport, she believes from her “very core” that Clinton has…

Keep Reading

Early voting begins this weekend for Presidential Preference Primary and municipal elections

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Early voting for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary begins this Saturday and runs through March 13 in Pinellas County. Voting takes place at three Supervisor of Elections offices in St. Petersburgrsburg, Largo and Clearwater. Voting is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Locations include the County building in St. Petersburg located across the street from City Hall at 501 First Ave. N.; in Clearwater at the…

Keep Reading

Voting-by-mail becoming the clear choice of Pinellas voters in municipal elections

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark is right. Opponents of early voting, such as the St. Petersburg Times, are wrong. When it comes to voting-by-mail, the issue is as simple as that. Two years worth of elections clearly show that voters prefer early voting and voting-by-mail, at least as voter turnout is concerned. I’ve taken a look at the 2009 and 2010 municipal elections and the data clearly indicates that Pinellas voters have not only accepted the concept of…

Keep Reading

Early voting begins in House D-58 race

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

From Mitch Perry: Early voting begins today in the House District 58 special election taking place in West Tampa, Seminole Heights, and northwest parts of Hillsborough County. The election is between Democrat Janet Cruz and Republican Hunter Chamberlin, with the winner replacing Democrat Mike Scionti, who stepped down from his seat back in December to take a job with the Obama administration in the Defense Department. Despite the fact that it’s a national holiday, don’t expect a stampede of voters…

Keep Reading

St. Petersburg should move its elections back to the Spring, but when exactly?

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

The numbers do not lie: in March of 2001, more than 34% of voters turnout to choose the Mayor of St. Petersburg. 34% is not an especially impressive showing, but it’s certainly better than the 26% who turned-out earlier this month. And that was for a Mayoral Election. Consider the numbers when the Mayoral Race is not on the top of the ballot. In 2001, a paltry 12.77% took part in the city’s elections. By 2007, the number had fallen…

Keep Reading

1 4 5 6 7
Go to Top