Voters can give new optical scanners a try
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office wants voters to be familiar with the new optical scan equipment that will be used countywide for the first time in the Aug. 26 primary. The office has several demonstrations. You can register to vote, update your address, name or party, and request mail ballots at the sites. Call (727) 464-6108 or visit votepinellas.com.
June 29: Transfiguration Catholic Church, 4000 43rd St. N, St. Petersburg, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 29: St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
City is accepting passport applications
The city of Treasure Island is accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens can apply for passports and passport renewals from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Treasure Island City Hall, 120 108th Ave.
People who want to apply for a passport or a passport renewal should visit the State Department passport Web site first for documentation requirements and then set up an appointment by calling (727) 547-4575.
Passport and travel information are available online at www.travel.state.gov or at Treasure Island's Web site, www.mytreasureisland.org.
Black GOP club will host costume ball
The Pinellas Black Republicans Club will host a Masquerade Costume Ball at the Heritage Hotel from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in downtown St. Petersburg. Cost: $100/couple. For tickets, call (727) 328-8037 or (813) 500-4608.