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Pasco Voters: Prepare to Vote!

The Importance of being an informed voter!

As Supervisor of Elections for Pasco County, I am confident our due diligence in preparing for the upcoming General Election will go far in insuring a successfulelection for the citizens of Pasco County this November 6. Toward that end, I strongly urge voters to do some preparation of their own to insure a trouble-free voting experience, and the following resources are available to all registered voters.

Our website, pascovotes.com, is an excellent resource for voters which offers a way for voters to check their registration status, update their address, request a vote-by-mail ballot, find directions and maps to their polling locations, view sample ballots, and check early voting locations, hours and wait times. This information is also available by calling toll-free 800-851-8754.

Due to 11 proposed amendments to the state constitution and the Penny for Pasco referendum, Pasco County voters will be issued a 2-page ballot for the first time. Because the ballot is lengthy, we are anticipating lines at the polls, and it will be essential for voters to familiarize themselves with the ballot beforehand. Sample ballots are available at pascovotes.com, and will be mailed to all registered voters who don't have an absentee request on file. For those who will be under time constraints on election day, or unable to stand for long periods of time, we are recommending a vote-by-mail ballot which can ordered by calling 800-851-8754 or online at our website. A link to the Collins Center, http://collinscenter.org/, a nonpartisan, non-profit organization is available from our website, and it does an outstanding job of providing information on the amendments from an objective perspective.

With proper preparation and three available voting options, vote-by-mail, early voting, or at the polls on election day, there should be no reason to forgo one of  the greatest freedoms afforded to all Americans.

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