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Early voting starts Monday in Pinellas

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Early voting starts Monday for Pinellas voters who want to cast ballots in person. Remote mail ballot drop-off locations also will be available beginning Monday. About 13.5 percent of all voters have already cast their ballots by mail and returned them to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office. The 87,426 ballots the elections office had received by early Thursday accounts for about 30.4 percent of the 287,796 ballots the elections office has sent out. “Pinellas County voters continue to enjoy…

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Gulfport Chamber plans meet-the-candidates event

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The Greater Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a Meet the Candidates event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. The event is free and open to the public. Charlie Justice, Wengay Newton, Jennifer Webb, Matt Stewart, and Joanne Lentino have already agreed to appear, Chamber officials said. Democrat Justice is seeking re-election to the District 3 seat on the Pinellas County Commission. Justice is being challenged by retired businessman Mike…

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Civic leaders seek polling place for early voting in south St. Pete

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman joined community activists Friday in urging Pinellas County elections supervisor Deborah Clark to open a polling place for early voting in south St. Petersburg. Kriseman and the others, the Revs. Manuel Sykes of Bethel Community Baptist Church and Louis Murphy of Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, said access to early voting is crucial to giving people a voice in choosing the elected officials who represent them. With many people working jobs and taking care…

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Ken Burke, Deborah Clark, Charles Thomas pre-qualify, with no opposition

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It’s the first day of qualifying for the upcoming elections and several candidates for Pinellas’ constitutional offices have pre-qualified. Three have no opposition, so far. Ken Burke, who’s running for re-election to the clerk of court’s office, and Deborah Clark, seeking re-election as the supervisor of elections, have both pre-qualified. So has Charles Thomas, a first-time candidate who’s seeking to replace his boss, Diane Nelson, who is retiring as Pinellas County tax collector. All three Republicans are unopposed thus far.…

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Madeira Beach officials reject petitions, plan to go ahead with votes on proposed developments

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Acting on the advice of the city attorney, Madeira Beach City Clerk Aimee Servedio has rejected the majority of more than 1,000 signatures on a petition geared at stopping a proposed development.   The decision to reject the petitions means final votes on the proposals will likely go ahead at Tuesday’s commission meeting. “It was done wrong, and it’s not being accepted,” Madeira Beach Mayor Travis Palladeno said. The city sent a letter to members of Madeira Beach United, a…

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Ken Peluso gathers enough signatures to qualify for Pinellas School Board race

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Ken Peluso, who’s running for re-election to the District 4 seat on the Pinellas School Board, has collected enough signatures to qualify for the race. “That just shows that I have widespread support and a great campaign team,” Peluso said. Two other candidates have announced they are running for Peluso’s seat, Chris Hardman and Eileen Long. A third opponent, Anthony Maccaroni, has withdrawn from the race, according to records from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office. Peluso was elected…

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Pinellas voter information cards in the mail starting today

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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…

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