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Some Pinellas County Voters Head to the Polls

Some Pinellas County Voters Head to the Polls

ST. PETERSBURGFla. (AP) -- St. Petersburg residents will choose a mayor and four city council seats during a local election today.

The decisions could swing the balance of the council on issues such as the city's use of red-light cameras and universal curbside recycling.

Four city council districts are up for grabs. With two longtime council members unable to run because of term limits, at least two newcomers will join the board. Voters also will decide whether to keep Republican incumbent Bill Foster as the city's mayor or elect Democratic challenger Rick Kriesman.

The mayoral race has gotten statewide attention, with Republican Gov. Rick Scott endorsing Foster. Former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is a St. Petersburg resident, has endorsed Kriesman.

There’s also a question to other voters on whether to allow the City of Clearwater to lease its old city hall site to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for a 60 year term.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close 7 p.m.


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