Many in Pinellas vote by mail before Tuesday's election
Polls open Tuesday morning, but election day is history for more than 26,000 voters.
That's how many Pinellas County residents have cast ballots already in local elections.
Most of them — 20,300 — will help decide the most closely watched contest, the St. Petersburg mayoral election.
St. Petersburg voters will pick between Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster, both attorneys and former City Council members, in the mayor's race and select five council members. They also will decide whether to make some minor changes to the city charter.