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Let's do this: Election Day is finally here for Pinellas voters

Incumbent St. Peterburg  Mayor Rick Kriseman (left) faces former former Mayor Rick Baker in Tuesday's mayoral election. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
Incumbent St. Peterburg Mayor Rick Kriseman (left) faces former former Mayor Rick Baker in Tuesday's mayoral election. [CHERIE DIEZ | Times]
Published Nov. 7, 2017

Finally, one of the most important municipal election cycles in years comes to an end.

St. Petersburg voters will finally bring the Rick vs. Rick contest to an end: After months of heated rhetoric, attack ads and a couple of protests, voters will finally choose whether incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman or former Mayor Rick Baker will lead the city for the next four years.

So, too, will Clearwater voters decide whether to remake the downtown waterfront for the "Imagine Clearwater" plan.

Pinellas County voters will decide whether to renew the Penny for Pinellas 1-cent sales tax, and important funding source for the next decade of infrastructure projects for the county and its 24 municipalities.

There are also city council seats in St. Petersburg and Seminole and some charter amendments in Dunedin to be decided.

Questions about voting? Contact the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office at (727) 464-8683, send an email to mailballot@votepinellas.com or go online to votepinellas.com.

Need to catch up on the issues facing voters Tuesday? Click these links:

ST. PETERSBURG MAYOR: Rick Kriseman vs. Rick Baker

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2: Brandi Gabbard vs. Barclay Harless

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4: Jerick Johnston vs. Darden Rice

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6: Justin Bean vs. Gina Driscoll

BALLOT ISSUES: Penny for Pinelllas, other issues

ST. PETERSBURG MAYOR: Rick Baker for mayor of St. Petersburg

PENNY FOR PINELLAS: Vote yes to extend Penny for Pinellas

CLEARWATER REFERENDUM: Yes on Clearwater referendum to improve waterfront

ST. PETERSBURG CITY COUNCIL: Harless, Rice, Bean for St. Petersburg City Council

ST. PETERSBURG REFERENDUMS: Vote yes on St. Petersburg referendums