Today is deadline to register to vote or change political parties for Special Primary Election

PINELLAS COUNTY — Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark reminds voters that today is the deadline to register to vote or change political party affiliations for the Jan. 14 Special Primary Election – Congressional District 13.
Since Florida is a “closed primary” state, only voters registered with a political party may vote in that party's primary.
Voters who are already registered to vote in Florida do not need to re-register.
State law requires that address changes from another county that are made at the polls will require the voter to vote a provisional ballot, except for active military voters and their families.
Voter registration applications are available at any Supervisor of Elections office, public library, tax collector office, government office handling social services or online at
Address changes can be made by calling (727) 464-VOTE (8683) or emailing, with date of birth included. Name and party changes may be made by sending a signed, written statement to the Supervisor of Elections and including date of birth or voter ID number. Any updates, including signatures, can be made by completing and signing a voter registration application and returning it to the Supervisor of Elections. All new applications or party changes received by mail must be postmarked by today's date, Dec. 16, in order to be valid for this election.
For an updated list of voter registration events, visit and select News and Events/Voter Education & Registration Events on the home page menu.
To request a mail ballot or for more information, call (727) 464-VOTE (8683) or visit

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