With candidate qualifying over and the races set, it’s time for voters to get ready for the upcoming primary & general election elections. As a result of Redistricting, some voters may have a new representative for Congress, State Senate and State House. Also, their precinct number and/or polling place may have been impacted as well. Eighty-five percent of Pasco voters will use the same polling place and in accordance with Florida law, each voter will receive a new voter information card, which will provide details on this.
We encourage all voters to get revved up by using the RPM model! REGISTER to vote or update your address, name or signature; PREPARE by researching the candidates and use the sample ballot sent to you and MAKE A DIFFERENCE by having your voice heard at the ballot box! Remember, there are three ways to vote: At your assigned polling place on Election Day, Utilizing one of our six early voting sites throughout the county or ordering a Vote by Mail ballot. By law, Florida is a closed primary state which means you may only vote for candidates in your party of registration. However, we have two races (county commission District 1 &5) that are Universal Primary Contests (UPC). A UPC means a contest in a primary election in which all candidates have the same party affiliation and as such, ALL qualified electors vote in that contest, regardless of party affiliation. Also, we have non-partisan (Judicial & School Board) contests in the Primary as well.
If you are unsure about your registration status, you can visit pascovotes.com to verify online or contact us at 800-851-8754 for assistance. It is my hope that each eligible voter takes advantage of our precious right to vote and we look forward to seeing you at the polls!