Any voter wishing to avoid having to head to a precinct on election day April 8 has until April 2 to request a vote-by-mail ballot.
After that, beginning on April 3, voters who wish to vote a paper ballot prior to election day can pick up their ballot at any of the three supervisor of elections offices in the county, or at their respective city halls.
Elections locally are taking place in three municipalities: Dade City, St. Leo and Zephyrhills. Longtime commissioner Scott Black is being challenged by Angelica Herrera in Dade City; longtime commissioner Donna DeWitt has competition from Raphael Davis in St. Leo, and the Zephyrhills race is between Councilwoman Jodi Wilkeson and challenger Alan Knight.
Those picking up ballots on behalf of someone else will need a written request from the voter, designating them as the person authorized to carry out that ballot, the Pasco County elections office said in a release. The designee will be asked to provide a photo ID, and to complete an affidavit before the ballot can be released.
Designees are limited to picking up two ballots in addition to their own, unless the additional ballots are for immediate family members.
Elections office locations locally are at 14236 Sixth St., Suite 200 in Dade City, as well as 4111 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Room 105, in Land O’ Lakes.
For information, visit PascoVotes.com.