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Former Governor Campaigns for Kriseman

Rick Kriseman | Martin O'Malley | Politics

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley touted the progress he said St. Petersburg has made during Kriseman’s tenure.

ST. PETERSBURG – Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’ Malley joined Mayor Rick Kriseman at campaign headquarters Monday (Oct. 30)  to kick off a phonebank reminding voters to take advantage of in-person early voting or to return their vote-by-mail ballots as soon as possible.

Kriseman and O’ Malley spoke to a room of  Kriseman supporters ready to get out the vote.  As a former mayor, O’ Malley emphasized the importance of electing progressive, innovative leaders like Kriseman to move St. Pete – and America – forward.

“As a former mayor, I’m proud to support Mayor Rick Kriseman for re-election. Thanks to Mayor Rick Kriseman’s bold leadership, St. Petersburg has made incredible progress these past four years: reducing crime and poverty, tackling climate change, and building an economy that works for everyone. St. Petersburg looks forward, not back. Re-elect Mayor Kriseman next Tuesday,” O’Malley said.

Kriseman said, “I’m grateful to have Governor O’ Malley’s support on the campaign trail. Early voting is already underway, and we’re encouraging supporters to take advantage of this opportunity. St. Petersburg is a better city than it was before, and we can’t afford to go backwards now.”

Kriseman is seeking a second four-year term in office. He is facing a challenge from former Mayor Rick Baker. The election is Nov. 7.

Mail ballots were sent out early this month and early voting began last Saturday (Oct. 28).

Early voting will be available through Sunday (Nov. 5) at all three Supervisor of Elections Offices. The early voting polls are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday:

Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Road, Largo (Starkey Lakes Corporate Center)
Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater (first floor, north side)
County Building, 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (entrance on 5th Street)
Voters can check early voting wait times online at

Ballot Drop‐off Locations
Voted  mail  ballots  can  be  dropped  off  at  any  Elections  Office  or  designated  ballot  drop‐off  location  during  pecified days and hours.
The following remote ballot drop‐off sites will be available through Monday (Nov. 6) specified hours; some  locations  are  open  Saturdays  –  all  are  closed  for  ballot  drop  off  on  Election  Day.  A  complete schedule is included in mail ballot kits and also available online at

Four Pinellas County Tax Collector offices:
o North County – 29399 US Hwy. 19 N., Clearwater
o Gulf to Bay – 1663 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater
o South County – 1800 66th St. N., St. Petersburg
o Skyway Plaza – 1067 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg

Six Public Libraries:
o Tarpon Springs Public Library – 138 E. Lemon St., Tarpon Springs
o East Lake Community Library – 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor
o Oldsmar Public Library – 400 St. Petersburg Dr. E, Oldsmar
o Seminole Community Library – 9200 113th St. N, Seminole
o Barbara S. Ponce Public Library – 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park
o James Weldon Johnson Branch Library – 1059 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

Centre of Palm Harbor – 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor
Gulfport Neighborhood Center – 1617 49th St. S., Gulfport

Election employees are stationed with secure ballot boxes inside each location to assist and hand out stickers saying, “I Voted.” Voted mail ballots may also be dropped off at any of the three Elections Offices. Voted mail ballots must be received at one of the three Supervisor of Elections Offices by 7 p.m. Election Day. Voters are advised to allow at least ONE WEEK for their ballot to be returned by mail to the Supervisor of  Elections  Office.  Voted  mail  ballots  cannot  be  accepted  at  polling  places.

For information about Kriseman, go to

Photo showing Rick Kriseman, left, with Martin O’Malley courtesy of Kriseman for Mayor campaign.

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