Today is last day to register to vote in Tampa elections
TAMPA -- This is probably not an issue for regular readers of Bay Buzz, but today -- Monday, Jan. 31 -- is the last day for Tampa residents to register to vote in the March 1 city elections.Voters will elect a new mayor from among candidates Bob Buckhorn, Rose Ferlita, Dick Greco, Thomas Scott and Ed Turanchik. They also will elect seven City Council members from a field of 29 candidates, and will consider a referendum on whether to offer property tax exemptions to new or expanded businesses. Early voting begins Feb. 19, and voters who want to vote by absentee ballot have until 5 p.m. Feb. 23 to request a vote-by-mail ballot. For more information from the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office, visit VoteHillsborough.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 744-5900.