Want to register to vote in the St. Pete election? You have about a week

And doing so has never been easier.

click to enlarge Want to register to vote in the St. Pete election? You have about a week
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The November elections for St. Pete and Pinellas County are about a month out, give or take a week (Election Day is November 7, and mail ballots are going out this week).

On Monday — yes, a day when we're all distracted if not catatonic in the wake of events in Las Vegas as well as Tom Petty's uncertain fate — Pinellas elections officials reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 10.

And the unregistered (presuming they're eligible) can even do it online, as of Monday.

Countywide, voters can weigh in on the question of whether to keep Penny for Pinellas, a key sales tax revenue source for infrastructure projects like badly needed wastewater needs and new hurricane shelters. 

St. Petersburg, of course, is where the real drama is; the mayoral general election is up for a Nov. 7 vote, as are three City Council seats. 

Mayor Rick Kriseman faces a tough challenge from former Mayor Rick Baker. It's a tight race with a more than healthy level of political party involvement despite it being an ostensibly nonpartisan race.

The three council races have been relatively low-key thus far, but things should start heating up relatively soon.

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