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Dade City, San Antonio, Zephyrhills Elections Postponed

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an order to delay the elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PASCO COUNTY – Brian E. Corley, Pasco supervisor of elections, announced this morning that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order to postpone the April 14 municipal elections in Pasco County because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The order affects the municipalities of Dade City, San Antonio, and Zephyrhills. Elections in those cities will be rescheduled to a later date as practicable. Corley said city leaders unanimously agreed that delaying their elections was in the best public interest.

The April 2 request to DeSantis was made the same day he announced a stay-at-home order for the state of Florida.

“Although my office is responsible for conducting elections in Pasco County, only the state has the authority to postpone an election,” Corley said. “The governor has now signed the order making it official to protect the health and safety of voters, poll workers and staff.”

Because of the uncertainty of how the pandemic will affect the remainder of the election year, and in the interest of public safety, the elections’ office has been promoting voting by mail for several weeks.

Voting by mail is easy, convenient, and can be done in the safety of your home, Corley said.

Request a vote-by-mail ballot online at PascoVotes.gov or by calling 800-851-8754.

Go to PascoVotes.gov for 2020 election updates as information becomes available, to register to vote or to update your voter information.

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