Early Voting Ends Saturday

The last day for early voting is Saturday, Nov. 3, per state law.

For Pinellas County voters, the last day for early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election is Saturday, Nov. 3.

A state law last year changed the dates for early voting, which now begins 10 days prior to and ends three days prior to an election. Early voting will be conducted Oct. 27 – Nov. 3 in all Supervisor of Elections offices.  

Pinellas County hours will be Saturday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day for early voting is Saturday, Nov. 3, per state law. 

“To avoid lines, voters can request a mail ballot and vote in the comfort of their homes. The ballot is four pages (two ballot cards) and includes 11 proposed constitutional amendments and a Pinellas School District referendum.” Clark said in a news releae. “On average it is taking voters 20 minutes just to read through the ballot questions.”  

To request a mail ballot, visit www.votepinellas.com or call 727-464-VOTE (8683). Voters can also check early voting wait times online at votepinellas.com

Early voting locations:

  • Election Service Center, 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo (Starkey Lakes Corporate Center)
  • Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court St., Room 117, Clearwater (first floor, north side)
  • County Building, 501 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg (Annex Conference Room – entrance on 5th Street)
Lynda November 04, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Thank you for including the link to check on the waiting times for early voting at the three sites in Pinellas County. At the times when I was able to go to the sites, I could check the waiting times. Although in the end I did have to wait about 45 minutes, the early voting site was well-staffed, the long lines moved quickly and there were voting booths with chairs available for those whose health doesn't permit standing for a long time. Those in line with me included many people who brought young children, elderly people and those clearly coming from or going to school or work. It is inspiring to vote in person with one's neighbors and to realize we citizens all care about our elections no matter who we actually cast our votes for. While absentee ballots seem easy to fill out at home then mail in, one misses out on the experience of voting together as a community. I hope everyone not able to vote in the early voting or by absentee ballot will vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6 no matter how long the waiting takes.


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