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Pinellas Supervisor of Elections sends out its largest shipment of mail ballots

Kirby Byrnes, an employee of Rex Moving, loads mail ballots into a truck at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office in Largo on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections is mailing over 262,000 ballots on Tuesday to domestic voters for the upcoming general election, the largest initial bulk mailing for Pinellas county in any election. Nearly 41 percent of registered voters in Pinellas County have requested a mail ballot.

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Kirby Byrnes, an employee of Rex Moving, loads mail ballots into a truck at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office in Largo on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections is mailing over 262,000 ballots on Tuesday to domestic voters for the upcoming general election, the largest initial bulk mailing for Pinellas county in any election. Nearly 41 percent of registered voters in Pinellas County have requested a mail ballot.

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Get your pens ready Pinellas County voters: The ballots are in the mail.

As candidates battle for votes in the Nov. 8 election, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections says it has mailed its largest-ever batch of ballots to domestic voters

The 262,142 ballots mailed Tuesday are part of 266,176 sent to voters, spokesman Jason Latimer said in a statement.

Of that, Republicans received 107,160; Democrats received 101,973; and 57,043 went to unaffiliated voters.

Pinellas voter will receive a two-sided ballot with 11 ballot questions. Voters are advised to allow one week for the ballot to be returned through the mail, the office says.

Ballots must be returned to any of the three Supervisor of Elections offices by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

The deadline to request a mail ballot is 5:00 p.m. on Nov 2.  Voters can request a ballot by calling 727-464-8683 or by email at mailballot@votepinellas.com. Voters can also request a ballot at votepinellas.com.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:55pm]

    

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