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Over 34,000 Vote-By-Mail Ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
February 3, 2016
Contact:  Tami Bentley
(352) 521-4302

Over 34,000 Vote-By-Mail Ballot Requests Fulfilled 

Pasco County FL - Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections, announces that
on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, over 34,000 vote-by-mail ballots for the March
15, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) will be mailed to voters with
requests already on file.  The return mailing envelope has been redesigned
for privacy protection with instructions for the voter to follow.   

Voted ballots must be returned to the elections' office by 7:00 p.m.
Election Day, March 15, 2016.  Please allow sufficient time for first-class
delivery by the US Postal Service, or hand deliver ballots to any of the
three Supervisor of Elections' Offices in Pasco County.  Voted ballots are
also accepted at early voting sites, but may not be turned in at the polls
on Election Day.  Information on office locations and early voting sites is
available at pascovotes.com.  

For eligible voters who did not previously request a ballot, they are still
available by calling the elections' office, by submitting the request in
writing or by using the on-line request form on pascovotes.com.  Written
requests must include the voter's date of birth, signature, and Pasco County
residence address.  Vote-by-mail ballots cannot be forwarded but can be
mailed to a temporary mailing address if outside of Pasco County.  Voters
are encouraged to confirm their mailing address when ordering a vote-by-mail
ballot.  Requests are fulfilled immediately, with ballots being mailed
daily.  The deadline to request a ballot to be mailed is Wednesday, March 9,
2016.

Written or telephonic requests for vote-by-mail ballots must come from the
voter, or an immediate family member or legal guardian on behalf of a voter.
Voters may pick up ballots for themselves at any of the three elections'
offices beginning Tuesday, February 9th, but not for someone else until five
days before the election, or Thursday, March10, 2016.  Those picking up
ballots on behalf of someone will need a written request from the voter,
designating them as the person authorized to carry out the ballot.  The
designee will be asked to provide a photo ID and to complete an affidavit
before releasing the ballot to them.

Brian E. Corley, Supervisor of Elections pascovotes.com

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