Community Calendar

September 15 – October 15, 2016 – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

September 22 – Fall  begins.

September 27, 2016 –  National Voter Registration Day. A national effort to make sure eligible voters are registered. Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections staff will be at high schools, colleges, universities, malls and other events this month to register voters. Voter registration forms also are at SOE offices, websites, libraries and county offices. This also is the time to make sure your voter registration information is correct and to request a Vote By Mail ballot.  Call 813-744-5900 or visit

October 4, 2016 – Ballots for November 8, 2016 Election will be available in Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL, according to Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office. 

VotingIf you’re not a registered voter in Florida, the deadline is October 11, 2016. The next election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to elect the U.S. President, Senate, Congressional, State and County races.  Vote by Mail or during Early Voting to avoid rush to the polls on November 8th. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Early Voting is October 24 through November 6 at 16 locations in Hillsborough County from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Political party changes are not allowed on Election Day.  All changes to current voter registration (name, address, political party) must be completed at least 29 days before the  November 8, 2016 election. For more info, visit your Supervisor of Election Office in person or online.  In Hillsborough County – Tampa, Florida,

Tampa-Hillsboro County Pollworker Training Class on Aug. 4, 2016Interested in being a pollworker for the November 8, 2016 Election in Florida?

Apply at or the SOE in your county.  Florida requires all new and experienced poll workers to be trained before each primary or election day.


Protect against Zika Virus transmitted by mosquitos

Visit the Florida Department of Health website to see the full list of travel-related, non-travel related cases and for daily updates. After Hurricane Hermine’s rain and flooding this week, it is especially important to be vigilant.

State health officials advise the public to protect themselves against the Zika virus by getting rid of standing water around homes and businesses,  wearing mosquito repellant, long clothing and limiting time outdoors as more cases of Zika (non-travel related or travel-related) are reported to the state health department.

Florida theme parks and resorts at Disneyworld, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are providing free mosquito repellant to guests.

The Florida Department of Health also is offering Zika protection kits to pregnant women.

There’s also free Zika Prevention Kits for homeless at Metropolitan Ministries Outreach Centers at 2002 N. Florida Avenue in Tampa, Florida and 3214 U.S. 19 North in Holiday, Florida in Pasco County.  The kits are available Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information,


November 8, 2016 Election Events:

Visit the presidential candidates’ websites for  public appearances and official local events supporting the individual candidates  in your area between now and the election.

The Electoral College has 538 electors.  A majority of  270  electoral votes are needed to win the presidency.

Visit your county’s Democratic, Republican and other party websites for public appearances by Senate, Congressional, State, County and City candidates running for office.



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