Vote by Mail requests coming soon
Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer said residents can soon expect to receive Vote by Mail ballot information for the upcoming elections. His office sent mailers out Monday and has also partnered with Tampa-area restaurants to help spread the word.
“Vote by Mail is really the way to go in 2020,” Latimer said in a press release. “Getting that request in now gives peace of mind to voters looking for a healthy, safe way to vote in August and November. It’s a simple message — we deliver! We’ll deliver the election to you. It just makes sense to remind people of the convenience of Vote by Mail when they’re ordering delivery or picking up a to-go order.”
The mailers will tell you the three ways by which you can request mail-in ballots. You’ll be able to make the request online, by phone or by mailing an enclosed form back to Latimer’s office. Vote by Mail ballots can be mailed back with no postage necessary, dropped off at any Early Voting site during that period or dropped off at the four county Supervisor of Elections offices.
Florida’s Primary Election Day is Aug. 18 and the General Election will be held Nov. 3. Vote by Mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on either Election Day. Visit VoteHillsborough.org for more information.
CareerSource Tampa Bay reopening offices
If you need to use the resources of CareerSource Tampa Bay and don’t have easy access to a computer, you’re about to be in luck.
The Tampa Center location, 9215 N. Florida Ave. Suite 101, Tampa, will be reopened effective 8 a.m. May 19 with limited services, CSTB announced Tuesday. The center will reopen in phases and this first phase is geared to help people who do not have regular computer access or who have limited computer skills. The Resource Room will be open to help with basic reemployment assistance services, job search registration or assistance and access to computers, printers and faxing services. CSTB staff will have some ability to help people file for Reemployment Claim Assistance, which is typically done at the DEO unemployment office. A one-hour time limit will be in effect for Resource Room usage.
Customers are encouraged to wear face masks on site and must sanitize their hands upon entry. Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms will be denied entry.
“We have been working diligently and taken much thought and consideration into this next step of reopening our facilities,” CEO John Flanagan said. “We do want to make sure that we are available to assist our customers and that we’re doing everything we can to help during this crisis in a safe and smart manner.”
Praise in the Park gets a new date
Krazy Kup announced last week its Praise in the Park event now has a return date.
The coffeehouse’s annual faith-focused festival, which brings in numerous Christian bands and musicians for a day full of live music and family fun, is now scheduled for Oct. 10. Last year’s event ran all afternoon and evening, from 3 to 9 p.m.