Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Municipal Elections are on the Way!
Written by Jalynsey Brown
For those of you thinking, “whew, we made it past the presidential election,” just know there’s still more voting to do. On March 9, 2021, there will be municipal elections taking place across Palm Beach County.
Not all municipalities in the county will be having elections, however. According to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website, the following municipalities will be having an election: Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Briny Breezes, Delray Beach, Haverhill, Hypoluxo, Juno Beach, Lake Worth Beach, Lantana, Loxahatchee Groves, North Palm Beach, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, South Bay, Tequesta, and West Palm Beach.
There will be no early voting for the 2021 municipal elections. The last day to register to vote in the municipal elections is February 8, 2021. You do have the option to vote by mail in the upcoming elections. The last day to request your vote by mail ballot is February 27, 2021; and the last day to return it is March 9, 2021, by 7:00 pm. Polls will be open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. All of this information is available at your fingertips by going online to https://www.pbcelections.
The When We All Vote Palm Beach County Voting Squad has organized municipal candidate forums, to take place in February. The first forum will be held on February 11, 2021, with candidates from West Palm Beach and Delray Beach. The second forum will be held on February 17, 2021. The third forum will be held on February 18, 2021, with candidates from Rivera Beach, Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay. The forums will be held live, streaming on Facebook Live, YouTube and Zoom. The public is strongly encouraged to attend.
I hope that everyone exercises their right to vote again. Come on Palm Beach and let’s make this one count!