With Amendment 4 in Effect, the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is Prepared for ‘Motor Voter’ Registrations
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — When you visit the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office for a driver’s license, you may be asked if you would like to register to vote or update your voter registration. For those impacted by Amendment 4, the Tax Collector’s Office is prepared to comply with voting restoration.
The amendment, which took effect Tuesday, January 8, automatically restores the right to vote for most felons in Florida who have completed their sentence. Many Pinellas County voters register during driver license transactions at the Tax Collector’s Office.
“We have a high level of respect for all citizens of Pinellas County, including those impacted by Amendment 4. We offer voter registration applications to anyone who believes they are eligible to register to vote,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector Charles W. Thomas.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to have your voting rights restored, visit https://www.votepinellas.com/Voter-Registration/Civil-Rights-Restoration-Amendment-4 for more information.
The National Voter Registration Act of 1993, also known as Motor Voter, requires Florida and other states to offer voter registration opportunities to any eligible person who applies for or renews a driver license. The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office has been in contact with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office to ensure compliance.
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ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. For more information, visit taxcollect.com.