Julie Marcus, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections, reminds voters that Monday, July 20, is the deadline to register to vote or change political party affiliation for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election.
Registration is required for new voters by this deadline in order to participate in the August 18, 2020 Primary Election. Voters who are already registered to vote in Florida do not need to re-register but may update their voter registration address or change their political party affiliation.
Florida is a closed primary state. Only voters registered with a political party are eligible to vote in that party’s closed Primary Election. ALL registered voters may vote in nonpartisan school board races and judicial races.
All registered voters in State House District 70 may vote in that contest as it is a Universal Primary Contest.
Voter registration applications are available at any Supervisor of Elections Office or online at VotePinellas.com.
Address changes can be made online at VotePinellas.com, by calling (727) 464-VOTE (8683) or by emailing Election@VotePinellas.com, with birth date included. Name and party changes can be made by sending a signed, written statement to the Supervisor of Elections Office, including birth date or voter ID number. Any updates, including signatures and political party affiliation, can be made by completing and signing a voter registration application and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections Office.
All new voter registration applications received by mail must be postmarked by Monday, July 20, in order to be valid for the August 18, 2020 Primary Election.
Voters are encouraged to request a mail ballot. Voters who vote during Early Voting or on Election Day should expect lines.