Duval County Supervisor of Elections

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Duval County’s Supervisor of Elections is warning voters to be careful when voting by mail to make sure their ballots are counted as he gets ready to send out 138,000 ballots by mail on Thursday, Sept. 24. Military and overseas ballots were mailed on Sept. 19.  

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The Duval County Supervisor of Elections’ call center was shut down this week after several employees who worked during the primary tested positive for COVID-19.

Duval County vote-by-mail ballot.
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Tuesday, August 18, is Florida’s Primary Day. 

Outside of a voting precinct, where a large sign with an American flag reads "vote here."
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Primary day in Florida is just over one month away on August 18, and vote-by-mail ballots are already starting to arrive in voters’ mailboxes. 

The misleading text sent to a Duval resident on election day.
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A text message sent to a Duval County resident Tuesday morning requesting turnout for incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry and other Republicans falsely implied Wednesday is election day.

Duval County Supervisor of Elections staff man a high speed tabulator on Monday during the machine recount.
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Despite a couple of issues with tabulators at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Duval County this week, Elections Supervisor Mike Hogan said he expects to wrap up the machine recount well before Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline.

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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.

Know Your Polling Place? Many Change Locations In Duval

Feb 24, 2016
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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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A study that evaluated the 2012 voting process in 40 Florida counties ranks Duval near the bottom.
 
The Washington-based think tank, Center for American Progress Action Fund, looked at things like voter registration and turnout, voter-roll purges and time spent waiting to vote.

Of the 40 counties Duval ranked 35th, largely because of the number of provisional ballots.

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A deal has been reached to ensure an early voting location will remain at the Gateway Town Center despite the relocation of the city's election center.

Local officials Tuesday announced that the lease agreement for a tax collector's branch at the center has been extended until March 30, 2021, at the same rent level as the previous agreement.

The location will be used as a customer service and community center that will offer voter registration and education and early voting.

In a memo addressed to Jacksonville City Council President Bill Guilliford and the council at large, Mayor Alvin Brown said he will not sign legislation to move the Duval County Supervisor of Elections warehouse to One Imeson Road, but he will not veto it either.