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. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
You can avoid possible lines at the polls Tuesday by going to one of three elections offices to fill out a mail ballot. Once you complete the ballot, just drop it in the mail ballot box.
Want to vote today instead of Tuesday? Three Pinellas County Elections Offices will be open until 5 p.m. today. The offices are located in Clearwater, Largo and St. Petersburg. Voters will be able to fill out one of the mail ballots that are available at the elections office. You just need to complete the mail ballot, then insert it into the mail ballot drop-off box at the elections office. Patch stopped by the elections office at the Clearwater Courthouse on Sunday afternoon. There were no lines and the staff was very helpful. If you decide to go to an elections office to vote today, you will need to bring- Here are the Pinellas County Elections Office locations that will be open today- Election Articles Helpful Election Links
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections has three designated mail ballot drop-off locations in and around Largo.
If you are voting with a mail ballot, you can drop it off in Largo through election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Largo Starkey Lakes Corporate Center, 13001 Starkey Road, Largo Pinellas Park Library, 7770 52nd St., Pinellas Park Hours: Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole Hours: Need to drop off your ballot in another part of Pinellas County?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
It may be quicker and easier to send an e-mail, but getting something in the mail the traditional way makes me feel special.
The frequency of my visits to the U.S. Post Office in my neighborhood changed about five years ago. I had a P.O. Box I used to mail letters and cards to my friends and family living in other states. I enjoyed the meticulous nature of folding each letter, placing the stamp, sealing the envelope and blowing good luck on it as I sent it on its way. But things changed. I got rid of my P.O. Box and started sending e-mails instead. The selling point was it saved me time. Lots of it. Then I got to thinking the less time I put into sending this electronic message, the less energy it had and the less heartfelt it was. It doesn't mean I cared less for the friends and family I was sending it to. It just meant that I had less time to devote to the …