Elections Office Mails Ballots to Military Voters for St. Pete Primary
The ballots went to military personnel, their families and other St. Petersburg residents living outside the U.S.
ST. PETERSBURG -The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office has mailed a total of 1,024 ballots to absent military and overseas voters for the Aug. 29 St. Petersburg primary election.
Absent military and overseas voters include all active-duty military, their spouses and dependents currently absent from their places of residence, and civilians who are U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.
A ballot mailing to approximately 64,000 domestic voters is tentatively scheduled for July 25. State law requires domestic ballots to be mailed between 35 and 28 days before an election.
Additional mail ballot requests will be fulfilled as received. To request a mail ballot, go to VotePinellas.com, call 727-464-VOTE (8683), or email MailBallot@VotePinellas.com. The deadline to request that a ballot be mailed is 5 p.m. Aug. 23.
In the primary, voters citywide will be able to cast votes for mayor. Voters who live in District 6 will also be able to cast their votes for a council member to replace Karl Nurse, who has termed out of office. If one of the candidates in the mayor’s race receives at least 50 percent plus one vote, he or she will be declared the winner. If no mayoral candidate reaches that goal, the top two votegetters will move on to the Nov. 7 general election. In the District 6 race, the two top votegetters will move on to the general election.
Candidates for mayor are incumbent Rick Kriseman, former Mayor Rick Baker, Paul Congemi, Jesse Nevel, Anthony Cates and Theresa Lassiter. Candidates in the District 6 race are Corey Givens, Maria Scruggs, Eritha Cainion, James Jackson, Justin Bean, James Scott, Gina Driscoll, and Robert Blackmon.
The mayor and council members serve four-year terms. The mayor earns $180,895 a year and council members, $44,452.
For information about the St. Petersburg elections, go to stpete.org.
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