Duval County Supervisor of Elections

Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office
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Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan says he is talking to the University of North Florida about a potential early voting site on the campus for the November elections, but it’s unlikely to happen due to logistical issues.

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Early voting is officially underway in Duval County in this month’s primary elections, and voter turnout is expected to be on the rise.

Our weekly Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect featured guest host A.G. Gancarski from FloridaPolitics.com. Our panelist were:

  • Florida Times-Union reporter Tessa Duvall
  • WJCT contributor Fred Matthews
  • Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton
  • WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:11).

Issues discussed included:

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A Jacksonville City Council member says a county panel put together in 2002 to examine the election process and make recommendations to the Elections Supervisor needs an updated mission. Councilman Garrett Dennis wants the Duval County Election Advisory Panel to shift its focus to voter experience.

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Duval is one of the counties that use voter-information software made by Tallahassee-based VR Systems, the company Russia reportedly tried to hack before last year’s presidential election.

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A Duval County election supervisor’s mistake led to more than 4,000 voters in Mandarin being mailed registration cards in September with the wrong address on them.

Poll workers are stationed at the misprinted location Tuesday to direct voters to the correct place.

Fifty Florida counties will open early voting locations on Monday. Here's where they are in Northeast Florida, along with times and dates they'll be open before Election Day, Nov. 8. Registered voters can choose any early voting location in the county, unlike on Election Day, when they must vote in their precinct. 

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Tuesday is primary Election Day in Florida.

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Monday is the last day Duval voters can change their party affiliation before the Aug. 30 primary election.

Florida is a closed-primary state, which typically means Democrats can only vote within the same party and Republicans can only vote for Republicans. 


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County supervisors of elections will see their salaries rise, under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Rick Scott.

Software Glitch Slows Duval County Voting

Mar 15, 2016

 

Updated on 03/15 at 2:00 p.m.

Voters headed to the polls in Jacksonville today may experience a delay after elections officials scrapped an electronic registration verification and reverted to a paper printout of all Duval County voters.

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Several Duval County voting precincts are changing polling locations for the March 15 primary election.

Six of Duval’s 199 polling places are relocating.

 

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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner met with North Florida election supervisors, Friday to plan for 2016.

 


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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation that outlawed discriminatory voter registrations practices. But in Florida and Duval County, voting  among minorities remains disturbingly low, say a group of local leaders and activists.

The Jacksonville Landing, Governor Rick Scott, and Rep. Alan Grayson are in the headlines today.

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