Candidates qualify for upcoming elections

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 02:36 PM.

If one of the three earns a majority of the votes cast, 50 percent plus one, then they will be declared the winner. Otherwise the top two candidates will then square off at the general election.

While there are no local candidate elections in the three other districts, there will be plenty to decide on a state level at both the primary and general elections, including a school referendum in November that will decide whether the superintendent will remain as an elected office, or will change in 2016 to a manner in which the head of the schools is appointed by the school board. A countywide majority vote is necessary to change the way that office is filled.

Registration in the other three districts, as of Monday, were as follows.

·District 1, including Eastpoint and St. George Island: 1051 Democrats, 542 Republicans and 172 other, for a total of 1,765 registered voters.

·District 3, including the Hill area north of U.S. 98, 959 Democrats, 144 Republicans, and 102 other, for a total of 1,205 registered voters.

·District 5, which includes portions of Carrabelle and Eastpoint, 939 Democrats, 324 Republicans and 171 other, for a total of 1,435 registered voters.

All told, there are 7,187 registered voters in the county, including 4,661 Democrats, 1,734 Republicans, 649 with no party affiliation and 143 others.

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