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Time running out to request an absentee ballot

Time running out to request an absentee ballot

Hillsborough County, Florida -- The deadline for voters to have a Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballot sent to them by mail is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

After Jan. 25, voters can appear in-person and request a ballot at any of the four Supervisor of Elections offices.  Vote By Mail, formerly known as absentee voting, is one of three ways that registered Republicans can cast their ballot in the upcoming election.

Apply now to serve on citizen boards and councils

Apply now to serve on citizen boards and councils

Hillsborough County Commissioners are looking for residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County.

The Boards and Councils that have openings are:

Civil Service Board schedules business meeting

Civil Service Board schedules business meeting

Tampa, FL -- Hillsborough County has a unique system that has a Civil Service Board which hires people and it has a Human Resources Department.

The Civil Service Board will conduct a business meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:15 p.m. in the Planning Commission Boardroom on the 18th Floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in downtown Tampa.

A sample ballot may be headed to your home

A sample ballot may be headed to your home

Hillsborough County, FL -- Sample ballots have been mailed out for the Presidential Preference Primary.

The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office has mailed out 221,901 sample ballots to all registered Republicans.

"With Early Voting starting next Monday, the 16th in Hillsborough County, we wanted to give the voters ample time to look over and familiarize themselves with their respective ballot," Earl Lennard, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, said in a release.

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office launches mobile website

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office launches mobile website

Hillsborough County, FL -- Starting today, Jan. 5, voters who visit www.VoteHillsborough.org on their smartphones will find an enhanced mobile website designed to make navigation easier and more efficient.

The mobile site features four quick links allowing voters to check their registration status, request a Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballot, check the status of their Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballot, and locate their polling location.

Commissioners seek applications for citizen boards and councils

Commissioners seek applications for citizen boards and councils

Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils.

Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions, and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board, but may only serve on one board at a time.

The deadline for applying is Jan. 26, 2012. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in February or March, 2012.

County Elections Office delivers 470 ballots to overseas voters

County Elections Office delivers 470 ballots to overseas voters

Hillsborough County's Supervisor of Elections Earl Lennard announced the delivery of 470 military and overseas Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballots to the post Friday.

Military and overseas voters can request a Vote By Mail Ballot by mail, fax or e-mail. The easiest way to request a Vote By Mail Ballot is to log on to www.VoteHillsborough.org, and click on the Vote By Mail tab at the top.

All registered voters can request, receive and cast a Vote By Mail Ballot.