Elections office mails absent military, overseas ballots

The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office has mailed a total of 2,657 ballots for the Aug. 26 primary election to absent military and overseas voters.

Here’s the breakdown: 1,028 overseas civilian; 200 overseas military; and 1,429 other absent military.

Absent military and overseas voters include all active-duty military, their spouses and dependents currently absent from their places of residence; and civilians who are U.S. citizens residing outside this country. State law requires that ballots for those voters be mailed no later than 45 days prior to an election.

On Tuesday, elections offices tentatively are scheduled to begin mailing approximately 244,700 ballots to domestic voters who have requested ballots to date. State law requires domestic ballots to be mailed between 35 and 28 days prior to an election.

To request a mail ballot, visit, call (727) 464-8683 or e-mail and include date of birth.

Daily updates on ballots requested and mailed will be posted on the home page of the Supervisor of Elections Web site,

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