City Election

Jacksonville City Council candidates facing off in citywide races for at-large seats have been invited to a Thursday evening forum in Atlantic Beach.

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With less than a month to go before the May 14 runoff election, WJCT is profiling the candidates in the 5 City Council races.

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With less than a month to go before the May 14 runoff election, WJCT is profiling the candidates in the 5 City Council races.

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Current Group 3 City Councilman Democrat Hazouri Tommy Hazouri is a former mayor, state representative, and  Duval County school board member, and says he has the support to advance up the Council leadership chain should he win the runoff election in May.

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A coalition of groups has asked a federal judge to require 32 Florida counties to offer Spanish-language ballots and other election materials, the latest move in a legal battle that started last year.

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More than a quarter of the 19 seats on Jacksonville City Council will be decided in runoff elections on May 14. WJCT News has invited the four candidates for at-large, countywide seats to appear on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross. Democrat Lisa King was first to accept that invitation.

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Candidate forums will be held on April 18 in advance of early voting, which begins April 29 for Jacksonville's May 14 runoff elections.

There’s just a week and a half left to register to vote in Duval County’s runoff election, when the winners of five Jacksonville City Council races will be decided.

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On the Friday Media Roundtable, journalists analyzed the results of Tuesday’s city elections along with The Jacksonville Landing’s expected date with a wrecking ball and other news making headlines this week.

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While five City Council seats are headed to a runoff on May 14, 10 seats were won Tuesday night with more than 50 percent of the vote.

Four additional candidates or incumbents automatically won because they didn't face opponents. 

While many of Jacksonville’s candidates for office won outright Tuesday night, five City Council races are headed to a runoff becuase no single candidate crossed the 50 percent vote threshold. 

Robert Phillips with the Duval County Elections Office said Monday the most important things to do before heading to the polls is to make sure you have your photo ID and know which voting precinct is yours.

Council Members Will Face Challenge Of Drawing New District Maps Following Election

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When voters make their picks for members of Jacksonville’s next City Council, they’re also deciding who’ll draw the maps for local elections until 2031.

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Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams’ Democratic challenger Tony Cummings is a former JSO officer and Army officer. He says JSO needs to change course to reduce violent crime and rebuild the public’s trust.

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