Voted mail ballots cannot be accepted at polling places. They must be received at one of the supervisor of elections officesSt. Petersburg, Fl
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
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The St. Petersburg Primary election race gets underway this week with the mailing of the Vote by mail ballots.
Here is some basic information, you can go to the Pinellas County Supervisor of election's web site page St. Petersburg Primary Election August 29, 2017.
Below is some of the critical information from the Supervisor of Election’s web site.
St. Petersburg Primary Election August 29, 2017
Voter Registration Deadline: July 31, 2017
Early Voting: The municipality has chosen not to conduct early voting for this election as provided in Florida Statute 101.657(1)(e).
Ballot Mailing Schedule: Military & Overseas Voters (July 14)
Domestic voters (Tentatively July 25)
Request a mail ballot: MailBallot@VotePinellas.com / (727) 464-VOTE (8683)
Deadline to request a ballot to be mailed: 5:00 p.m. August 23, 2017
Polls Open 7:00am - 7:00pm on Election Day August 29, 2017
You can check out sample Ballots:
Mayors Race All Districts but District 6
This is a very important election. If you have requested a mail in Ballot be on the lookout for it near the end of the week.
VOTING YOUR MAIL BALLOT
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.
RETURNING VOTED BALLOT
Ballots may be returned by mail or in person.
There is no limit to the number of ballots a person may return on behalf of other voters.
NOTE: Any person who provides or offers to provide, and any person who accepts, a pecuniary or other benefit in exchange for distributing, ordering, requesting, collecting, delivering or otherwise physically possessing more than two mail ballots per election in addition to his or her own ballot or a ballot belonging to an immediate family member, except as provided in F.S. 101.6105-101.695, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in F.S. 775.082, 775.083 or 775.084.(Effective January 1, 2014)
VOTED MAIL BALLOTS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT POLLING PLACES.
THEY MUST BE RECEIVED AT ONE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICES
BY 7 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY.
[F.S. 101.67(2) and 101.6103(2)]
This is your chance to have a say in the Government that affects you the most, your City Government. Gather your facts, make your decisions and complete the ballot as soon as possible.
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