Voter registration deadline for Tampa’s 2019 municipal election is February 4

Election day is on March 5.

click to enlarge Jane Castor, who is running to be mayor of Tampa. - Facebook/Jane Castor for Mayor
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Jane Castor, who is running to be mayor of Tampa.

This reminder is for the woke among us who nonchalantly talk national politics at the bar and then casually defuse increasingly heated conversations by saying, “Well, the elections that really matter are the local ones.”

Election day for Tampa’s municipal election (read: mayor, city council, and amendments to revise the city charter) is on March 5. Early voting starts on February 25, but the deadline to register is February 4.

Deciding who and what to vote for is the hard part, but double-checking your voter registration status is easy to do online (do you know your last name, date of birth and house number?).

New voters may also register online (Florida driver’s license or Florida ID and the last four digits of your social security number re required) or at their Supervisor of Elections office, driver’s license office, public library, armed forces recruitment offices and more.

What’s also cool is that on January 8, the Voting Restoration Amendment (AKA Amendment Four) went into effect, restoring the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they’ve complete all terms of their sentence including parole and probation.  The amendment, however, does not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses.

What are you waiting for?

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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