Tag: ballot

Ryan NicolAugust 16, 2018
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6min5
The voting rights organization Demos has filed a lawsuit alleging violations of the Voting Rights Act because of Alachua County’s failure to provide ballots and other election materials in Spanish. The suit details the situation of 70-year-old Marta Rivera, who lives in Alachua County after fleeing Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Rivera had lived the entirety […]

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More than a half-million people have already voted in the Aug. 28 primary elections, with Republicans maintaining an edge over Democrats in returning vote-by-mail ballots, according to figures updated Friday morning by the Florida Division of Elections. Nearly 2.5 million ballots have been mailed out to voters. Republicans had returned 238,051 ballots, compared to 198,631 […]

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More than 2.3 million ballots have been sent out for the Aug. 28 primary elections, according to the Florida Division of Elections. As of Thursday afternoon, 2,361 had been returned, 1,064 from Republicans, 920 from Democrats, 39 from third-party voters and 338 from people without party affiliation. Republicans had requested 913,071 vote-by-mail ballots and Democrats had […]

Scott PowersJune 22, 2018
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2min3
Republican state Sens. Dennis Baxley, Dorothy Hukill, and Kelli Stargel all managed to avoid Republican primaries as they seek re-elections in their Central Florida districts this fall. With qualifying for the ballot closed at noon and nearly all the elections officially updated to final status, Baxley of Ocala, whose Senate District 12 covers Lake County and […]

Scott PowersJune 22, 2018
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The non-partisan Orange County mayoral contest was already a slugfest between Jerry Demings, Rob Panepinto and Pete Clarke. With three minor candidates dropping out (or failing to qualify for the ballot), the race for Orange County mayor Friday is now the same three-person contest it mostly has been, pitting Orange County Sheriff Demings against businessman Panepinto and […]

Scott PowersJune 22, 2018
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Anna Eskamani, campaigning for the Orange County seat opening up in Florida’s House District 47 for more than a year, drew a Democratic primary opponent with the unexpected entry of Ocoee real estate agent Lou Forges, provided he qualifies for the ballot. The entry came as a surprise to Orange County Democratic Party leadership, leaving the party […]

Staff ReportsMay 4, 2018
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As of the close of qualifying on Friday, 18 appellate judges had formally qualified for merit-retention elections in November. They include Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson, formerly a 5th District Court of Appeal judge. The others are: 1st District Court of Appeal: Harvey Jay, Stephanie Ray, Brad Thomas, Kemmerly Thomas, Allen Winsor. While Winsor qualified for […]

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Anticipated “voter fatigue” is already a concern of backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would extend a property-tax cap, particularly because approval of the measure will require support from 60 percent of voters. When they cast ballots in November, Floridians will decide the fate of the 13 proposed constitutional amendments, including the measure, known […]


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