registration deadline for vote is Oct. 4
If you want to cast a ballot in the Nov. 2 elections — where voters will fill seats in Congress, the governor's mansion, School Board and County Commission, among other things — you must be a registered voter by Oct. 4. If you haven't voted in a while or are unsure of your status, call the Pasco Supervisor of Elections Office toll-free at 1-800-851-8754. You can also visit www.pascovotes.com, select the "Voter Registration" option from the left column on the home page, then click the link that says "Are You Registered?" Applications are available at libraries, post offices, driver's license offices, any vendor that offers fishing and hunting licenses, military recruitment offices, public assistance offices and the Supervisor of Elections Office. You may also fill out an application at www.pascovotes.com.
Candidate sessions open to the public
The Rotary Club of Land O'Lakes will host local candidates for office at two upcoming meetings. Jim Piccillo, a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in District 5, will speak at noon Monday. Elena McCullough, a Democrat running for state House of Representatives in District 61, will speak at noon Oct. 4. Both meetings will be at Rapscallions restaurant, 4422 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The meetings are free; lunch is available for $10. For information, contact Randy Gailit at (813) 918-3027 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOP golf tourney slated for Oct. 1
The Republican Party of Pasco Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be Oct. 1 at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club and includes prizes for closest to the pin, putting, long drive, plus a chance to win a 2011 Buick sponsored by Ed Morse Auto. Participants don't have to play golf. They can sponsor a hole, come to the complimentary meet-and-greet brunch with Senate president Jeff Atwater at 11 a.m., participate in the drawing for lunch with attorney general candidate and Fox News contributor Pam Bondi, or have dinner for $25 and mingle with various elected officials. For details, visit www.pascogop.org or call Bill Bunting at (727) 862-1063, Randy Maggard at (352) 567-6227 or Fred Manno at (813) 838-3556.
Pasco County School Board candidate Karen King is 60 years old. Two stories that ran in August listed an incorrect age.
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