A queue of registered voters greeted Supervisor of Elections Ida Elliott Saturday at the
On Sunday, the numbers not surprisingly declined, to 76 in Apalachicola and 40 in Carrabelle, but they picked right back up on Monday, when 134 cast ballots in
“Everything’s running smoothly,” said Elliott.
Early voting runs through Saturday, Nov. 3 in
Elliott said she doesn’t expect Saturday to do much business in
Elliott said she expects the county to see upwards of an 80 to 85 percent turnout, bettering the 79.3 percent turnout four years ago. The county has 7,451 registered voters, of these 4,986 Democrats, 1,753 Republicans, and 712 either unaffiliated or with other parties, according to the supervisor of elections website, http://votefranklin.com where you can also review a sample ballot.
There are no countywide races or school board races at all, and of the five county commission districts, only two feature races on the ballot.
In District 1, which includes
In District 5, which encompasses portions of Eastpoint east to Carrabelle, Democrat William Massey, 52, of Carrabelle, is squaring off against Hank Garrett, 48, of Eastpoint, who is running without party affiliation. Massey defeated longtime incumbent county commissioner Bevin Putnal in the August primary.
In Congressional District 2, incumbent Republican Steve Southerland (
In the race to fill the Florida House District 7 seat, vacated by Leonard Bembry, Liberty County Clerk of Court Robert Hill is running as a Democrat against
Running for state attorney in the 2nd Judicial Circuit are incumbent Democrat Willie Meggs against Republican challenger Pete Williams. In the race for circuit judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit, a non-partisan race, Josefina Tamayo is running against Barbara Hobbs.
Voters throughout the state will decide whether three members of the Florida Supreme Court, and four from the District 1 Court of Appeals. Eleven amendments to the Florida Constitution are before voters, with each needing at least 60 percent support for approval.
Also, Democratic incumbent Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is squaring off against Republican challenger Connie Mack.
Elliott said absentee ballots can be picked up during office hours, and all must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.
One more thing, heading the items on the ballot is the race between Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.