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First Pinellas Ballots Tentatively Scheduled to Go in the Mail on Friday

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The first ballots will be sent to military and overseas voters who have requested mail ballots. The deadline to request a mail ballot is 5 p.m. Oct. 24.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Ballot mailings for the Nov. 3 general election are tentatively scheduled as follows for Pinellas County registered voters:

Friday (Sept. 18) – Mail ballots to military and overseas voters who have requested mail ballots to date. State law requires ballots for absent military and overseas voters to be mailed at least 45 days before an election.

Sept. 29 – Begin mailing ballots to domestic voters who have requested ballots to date. State law requires domestic ballots to be mailed between 40 and 33 days before an 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. Domestic voters are legal residents of Pinellas County, including civilian voters and active-duty military members who vote in Pinellas County.

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. Oct. 24.

Mail ballots must be received at one of the Supervisor of Elections Offices by 7 p.m. Election Day (Nov. 3). Voters are advised to allow at least ONE WEEK for their ballots to be returned by mail to the Supervisor of Elections Office.

Voters can drop off their mail ballots at one of the three Supervisor of Elections Offices, or at one of 22 remote ballot drop-off sites throughout Pinellas County from Oct. 19 through Nov. 2. Check VotePinellas.com for hours and locations. Voted mail ballots cannot be accepted at polling places on Election Day, though voters can turn them in to an election worker and vote their ballot in person.

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