What is the Supervisor of Elections doing to protect the public on Election Day?
The Supervisor of Elections is taking steps to protect voters, poll workers, and staff during the March 17 Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Elections.
- Election staff will conduct regular maintenance of all election equipment using sanitizing wipes
- All polling locations have hand sanitizer available for use by election staff and voters
- Supervisor of Elections offices increased housekeeping staff and hours
Additionally, voters and poll workers may bring their personal wipes, hand sanitizer, pens and/or any other item to protect themselves.
Can I request a mail ballot, if I do not want to vote in person?
The deadline for voters to request the Supervisor of Elections office to mail a ballot was March 7. However, voters may pick up a mail ballot in person through March 16 at any Supervisor of Elections office . Voters can vote on-site when they pick up their ballots, or they can drop off their ballots at a ballot drop-off locations through March 16. Mail ballot drop-off locations will be closed on Election Day. Voters can drop off their ballots at any of the three Supervisor of Elections offices. All ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
***Pursuant to Florida law, mail ballots cannot be issued on Election Day except for emergencies. In this case, a voter must come to an elections office and complete an affidavit attesting he/she is unable to vote at his/her polling place. A voter can vote and cast his/her ballot at the elections office. All ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.***
Can someone pick up a mail ballot for me?
Yes. You can designate someone to pick up your mail ballot at any Supervisor of Elections office. Your designee will need a photo ID, a signed note from you, the voter, and a completed affidavit to pick up the ballot.
NOTE: Any person who provides or offers to provide, and any person who accepts, a pecuniary or other benefit in exchange for distributing, ordering, requesting, collecting, delivering, or otherwise physically possessing more than two mail ballots per election in addition to his or her own ballot, or a ballot belonging to an immediate family member, except as provided in F.S. 101.6105-101.694, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in F.S. 775.082, 775.083 or 775.084.
Has my polling location changed?
Polling places have changed. Voters are encouraged to visit VotePinellas.com for the most up-to-date information about polling place locations.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends minimizing close contact with people, especially in a crowded setting. What is the Supervisor of Elections doing to control the crowds at polling locations?
The best way to minimize Election Day crowds is for voters to be Election Ready .
- Use the Find Your Precinct feature on our website to find your polling place, or call (727) 464-VOTE (8683).
- Make any address changes prior to Election Day online at VotePinellas.com, by telephone (727) 464-VOTE (8683), or via email Election@VotePinellas.com (include birth date).
- Voters should bring photo and signature identification to the polls to avoid delays. Anyone without valid and current ID may vote a provisional ballot. The canvassing board will later determine the validity of any provisional ballots.
If you do encounter crowds on Election Day, theCenters for Disease Control recommends keeping a distance of six feet or greater from other people.
Voters can also take advantage of early voting through March 15 , or request a mail ballot, at any of the three Supervisor of Elections office locations . All ballots must be received at an Elections office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Wait times for early voting locations are listed on our website .
Can I vote early to avoid crowds on Election Day?
Yes. You can vote early at any of the three Supervisor of Elections office locations through March 15. The polls are open Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wait times for early voting locations are listed on our website .
Can I wear protective clothing to my polling location?
Yes. Voters who wish to wear protective clothing, such as masks or gloves, to their polling location may do so.