Request Your Mail-in Ballot – But Hurry!
For Pinellas County voters, Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark announces that early voting for the August 14 Primary Election begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, August 4.
A state law last year changed the dates for early voting, which now begins 10 days prior to and ends three days prior to an election. The law affects all but five Florida counties, which are bound by a U.S. Department of Justice pre-clearance order and cannot implement the new law until it is pre-cleared by a federal court.
“We want to emphasize to Pinellas voters that our early voting dates are different than those for voters in Hillsborough County,” Clark said, “and the hours will also vary from county to county throughout the state, as they did in the past.”
In Pinellas County, early voting will be conducted August 4-11 in all three Supervisor of Elections offices.
Hours will be Saturday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. THE LAST DAY FOR EARLY VOTING IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, PER STATE LAW.
Voters can check early voting wait times online at www.votepinellas.com.
Early voting locations:
1.) Election Service Center
Starkey Lakes Corporate Center, 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo, 33773
2.) Pinellas County Courthouse
315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater, 33756
3.) County Building (Annex Conference Room)
501 First Ave. N. St. Petersburg, 33701
Florida is a “closed primary” state; only voters registered with a political party are eligible to vote in that party’s primary. All registered voters may vote in the nonpartisan judicial and school board contests.
All eligible voters may also vote by mail or at their voting precinct on Election Day.
To request a mail ballot, call (727) 464-VOTE (8683) or visit www.votepinellas.com.