Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pinellas County mail in Ballots are in the mail

Yours may be laying in that stack of mail on the table or wherever you toss your mail.

St. Petersburg, Fl
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin

Pinellas residents are receiving their mail in ballots for the Presidential primary election.

Yours may be laying in that stack of mail on the table or wherever you toss your mail.

Why not grab that ballot, fill it in and mail it right now.

The supervisor of elections is advising to allow five days for your mail ballot to reach their office, and it must be received by 7:00PM election day at one of the election offices.

The yellow sheet in your Ballot package has all this information and more so be sure to look it over before you vote.

I received my mail in ballot for the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary over the weekend.
Here are the instructions for completing your mail in Ballot from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Eelections web site.

  • Completely fill in the oval next to each of your selections on your ballot.
  • Put your ballot in the secrecy envelope.
  • Put the secrecy envelope in the return envelope.
  • Enclose only your ballot in your envelope.
  • Seal the envelope and sign your name on the back where indicated.
  • Print the date under your signature.
  • Affix required postage if mailing or drop off ballot at any Supervisor of Elections office or designated ballot drop-off location.
  • If you make a mistake, call (727) 464-VOTE (8683) to request another ballot.
  • You may receive up to three ballots; however, only the first ballot received in our office will be counted.
  • If you decide to vote early or at your precinct on Election Day instead of voting your mail ballot, bring your ballot with you and ask the poll worker to cancel it so you may vote in person.
  • If you decide to vote early or at your precinct and cannot find your mail ballot, the poll worker will need to confirm that your ballot has not been received and cancel your mail ballot so you may vote in person.

Use the Green Security folder

Be sure to sign and date the outside of the mailing envelope.

Be sure to put a stamp on the envelope. A 49 cent stamp or one forever stamp is all you need.

You may see some local races and some referendum items on your Ballot. Please take few minutes to go on-line and get some information. Your vote on these local races and Referendums is extremely important.

I mailed mine this morning.

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Contributor: Bob Gualtieri for Pinellas County Sheriff

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