Thursday, November 8, 2012
Supervisor of Elections spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says it's not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races.
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections' canvassing board is spending Wednesday morning processing about 9,000 mail ballots. Spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says the mail ballots were dropped off at polling locations all over the county Tuesday. Voters had until 7 p.m. to drop off the ballots. Whitlock says it is not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races like the Palm Harbor Fire Commission Seat 3, in which challenger Debbie Buschman beat incumbent Bob Shatanoff by 247 votes. "We'll just have to wait and see. It will be several hours," Whitlock told Patch on Tuesday morning. Whitlock says the election supervisor's office will update its website with updated vote totals after all of the mail ballots have been processed. …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A glitch in the phone system caused the calls to go out.
Early on Election Day, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office made automatic calls telling voters them that they could vote until 7 p.m. Wednesday, the day after election day, according to Tampabay.com. Of course, polls close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Nancy Whitlock, with the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections Office told Patch that there were 12,310 calls placed between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Earlier reports said that perhaps only a few hundred people got the call. All 12,310 were then called back with the correct information, Whitlock said. The calls told voters who requested mail ballots but had not turned them in that they had until 7 p.m. tomorrow to turn them in. Did you get one of these calls? Let us know in the comments …
Voters have until 7 p.m. tonight to vote. Watch our video and hear from Gulfport residents who voted for President Barack Obama.
Peter Hargitai claimed his spot in line at the Gulfport Recreation Center before polls opened Tuesday morning. Hargitai, along with Linda Todd and Nancy Kelley, shared why they think President Barack Obama should continue to serve as our president. Hargitai sites concerns about the lack of disclosure from Republicans. Todd and Kelley both say women's rights was one of the deciding factors for their support. Watch our video and hear more. Have you voted yet? The polls in Pinellas County are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Related Articles:
Storms knocked out power to three Pinellas precincts.
This moring's storms caused some concern when power was lost at a few polling locations in Pinellas County. According to Tampabay.com, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections' office says power was lost for about 10 minutes at Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church. At Prayer Tower Church of God, the power was out for close to 45 minutes. The article says that everyone was able to vote. Nancy Whitlock, communications director for the Supervisor of Elections, told Tampabay.com: "The ballot scanners all have battery backup, so if there was a power outage, it should not affect the voting." Read the complete story here.
Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes showed his support and enthusiasm this morning by visiting several polling places.
The rain, thunder and lightning didn't keep voters away this morning. It also didn't keep Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes indoors, even though he previously voted with a mail-in ballot. Yakes came out to see residents and show support for the election process. Watch our video and hear more from Yakes about the importance of voting. Have you voted yet? The polls in Pinellas County are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Gulfport, several residents waited in line before polls opened this morning. Related Articles:
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Monday, August 13, 2012
Pinellas County voters go to the polls Aug. 14 for the Primary Election to decide the Republican nominee for sheriff as well as other state and local offices.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Pinellas County voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Primary Election. The race between interim sheriff Bob Gualtieri and former sheriff Everett Rice is drawing local interest. The two veteran law enforcers are in a battle to be the GOP nominee for sheriff in November's general election. Rice, 67, was Pinellas sheriff from 1988 to 2004 prior to serving in the State Legislature and working as an attorney. He seeks to oust Gualtieri, appointed sheriff by Gov. Rick Scott last November, after Jim Coats retired. The two squared off in several forums this summer, including a Patch-sponsored debate July 17, at the Unitarian Universalists Octagon Arts Center in Clearwater. The winner in Tuesday's primary will face Democratic challenger …