Make a Plan for the General Election
JLCD Helps You Plan For Election Day
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, and it’s coming up fast! It’s going to be important this year to make a plan.
The JLCD State Public Action Committee (SPAC) is here to provide you with important information and resources to help you get your ballots in on time and make your vote count!
Register to Vote Today
- The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website is your go-to resource: www.votepinellas.com
- Go here to register to vote, to check your registration, request a mail ballot, find your precinct, sign up to be an election worker, and more
- Last day to register to Vote: October 5
When Is Early Voting?
- October 19 – November 1 from 7:00 am to 7: 00 p.m.
- You can go to ANY early voting sites: https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Early-Voting
Everything You Need to Know About Mail-in Ballots
There are so many questions around Mail-in Ballots, so here’s everything you need to know!
- September 29 – Mail Ballots will begin distribution for those signed up
- October 24 – Deadline to request a mail ballot here: https://www.votepinellas.com/VoteByMail
- Return your mail ballot via mail ASAP
- October 27 – Last day suggested to mail back ballot.
- Take a picture of the back of your signature and tracking number.
- Return your ballot to a drop-off location BEFORE election day (most of which are local libraries): https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Information/Ballot-Drop-off-Locations
- If you change your mind and want to vote in person, bring your mail ballot kit to the polls and ask a poll worker to cancel it so you can vote at the polling place. If you do not bring your mail ballot kit, a poll worker will need to confirm that the Elections Office has not received your ballot.
- FL Secretary of State assures that FL mail voting is safe. Ballots are only sent to verified registered voters who have requested a ballot.
- You CANNOT drop off your mail ballot on Election Day.
Things To Keep In Mind For Election Day
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.
- Vote in-person at the precinct on your voter registration card.
- Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
- You need to allow enough time to arrive before the polls close.
Voter Guides to Help You Vote
Here’s a couple of resources to find the voting candidates and amendments that apply to your district.
- Nonpartisan voter guide: League of Women Voters Florida – 2020 Nonpartisan Constitutional Amendments Voter Guide: https://www.lwvfl.org/amendments-2020-2/
- League of Women Voters Florida North Pinellas Chapter: my.lwv.org/florida/north-pinellas-county
Education Opportunity: Train to be a Poll Worker
Why should you train to be a poll worker? Here are just a few great reasons:
- Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote
- Help senior poll workers stay home and healthy
- Fundraise for JLCD
How Can I Become A Poll Worker?
- Sign up: https://www.votepinellas.com/Election-Worker
- Training between 3-5 hours online.
- Variety of shifts: Poll worker (12-hour shift), certifying machines, opening mail ballots, sorting and counting, call center work.
- Be sure to list JLCD as your “Partner at the Polls” if you decide to donate your poll worker wages.
Article provided by JLCD SPAC Committee Chairs Hali Coker and Natalie Pullaro Davis.