Vote-by-mail ballots for elections in the cities of Zephyrhills, Port Richey and New Port Richey will be mailed out on March 2 to voters with requests on file, according to a news release from the office of Brian Corley, Pasco County’s supervisor of elections.
Election Day in those municipalities is April 11.
Vote-by-mail requests previously remained in effect through two General Election cycles, but a change in state law in 2021 limited a request’s longevity to one election cycle.
Therefore, every vote-by-mail request expired on Jan. 1.
The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the Municipal Election is April 1.
Voted ballots must be returned to the elections’ office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Please allow enough time for first-class delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, or you can bring your ballot to any of the three Supervisor of Elections’ Offices in Pasco County.
Voted ballots also are accepted at city halls but may not be turned in at the polls on Election Day, the news release says.
When making a request, voters will be required to provide specific information to order their mail ballot, including either their Florida driver license number, Florida identification card number, or the last four digits of their social security number.
The information provided is used to verify the voter’s identity. Requests can be made online at PascoVotes.gov or by calling 800-851-8754.
Voters who wish to vote in person before Election Day may vote at the New Port Richey, Port Richey and Zephyrhills city halls beginning March 6.
Voters are encouraged to ensure their voter registration is up to date, and if voting by mail, that a current signature is on file.
Municipal elections are for voters residing within the city limits only.
Sample ballots will be available online at PascoVotes.gov approximately 30 days prior to Election Day.
Election Day voter turnout and election results will be posted online at PascoVotes.gov after the polls close at 7 p.m.
Published February 22, 2023
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