Hundreds of election calls a day to county officials since early voting started

Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 16:50:47-04

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office has received 1,500 calls a day from voters since early voting started. 

Jason Latimer, communications director for the SOE says a lot of questions are the same: from mail-in ballot questions, to voting locations and tracking a ballot. 

"One in every four registered voters in Pinellas County has already cast a ballot," he said. 

Latimer suggests voters get 'election ready by knowing where you vote, what a sample ballot looks like, the five early voting locations, and know that you can still request a mail ballot.

The last day to request a mail-in ballot for the November 8th election is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2. 

Along with your mail-in ballots, Latimer reminds voters that postal delivery has changed and voters are advised to allow one week for their ballot to be returned by mail to the Supervisor of Elections Office.

If that concerns you, Pinellas County SOE offers a drive through ballot drop off in front of their main office off Starkey Road.

Voters can check for hours and locations. 

And, last important note: all ballots must be received at an Elections Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.