RPM: Register/Prepare/Make a Difference
Although it seems like an eternity, the 2022 midterm elections are only a few months away. As such, there is no time like the present for voters to ensure they are ready to cast their vote in the upcoming Primary and General Elections. In order to make your voting experience a pleasant and smooth process there are a few things you as a voter can do to prepare.
In addition to registering to vote, make sure your voter registration is up to date with your current name, address, party affiliation, and signature. Address changes can be done by telephone, on-line, or by written notification as failure to update your address prior to Election Day could result in delays at the polls. The other changes may require a completed voter registration application be submitted to my office. If you have not voted since the last election, you should check your voter registration online at PascoVotes.gov or by calling 1-800-851-8754. Do not wait until Election Day to find out if you are registered and if your registration is in good standing!
In addition to partisan contests on the Primary Election ballot, nonpartisan races, such as school board members and judges, are elected at large and are on every voter’s ballot. Although these offices are assigned specific geographical areas, they are elected by ALL voters, not just those living within a specific district.
It is important to utilize your sample ballot to help expedite voting at the polls. Mark your sample ballot and take it with you so you can copy your choices onto your official ballot. Due to redistricting and facility agreements, some polling locations have changed. Once redistricting is complete, all voters will be sent a new voter information card that will list their new districts and their assigned polling location. We anticipate mailing the new information cards around the middle of June. If you have not maintained a current address with my office, you may not receive your new card.
Information relating to voter registration deadlines, closed Primary Elections, polling places, early voting, voting by mail, etc. can be found at PascoVotes.gov.
If there is anything my staff and I can do to help you prepare and to make your voting experience trouble-free, please feel free to contact us.