Supervisor of Elections

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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. 

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Jacksonville resident Rodney Flippin said he’s been voting by mail, also called “absentee voting," for at least 20 years, but he doesn’t recall ever having to re-request his mail-in ballot.

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As Florida lawmakers continue wrangling with redistricting, the state’s county elections supervisors say their drop-dead date for district boundary changes is mid-December.

 

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner says supervisors need to know about changes sooner than later.

 

“We’re getting close to a time period in which the supervisors really need to know and we’re anticipating that the courts in the near future some time in December will have some final maps,” Detzner said.

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Northeast Florida residents are getting confused by a flier that’s showing up in their mailboxes. 

The mailer from a national, Democratic-leaning group encourages people to register to vote. But county election supervisors say recipients aren’t always eligible voters. 

The mailer is from a group called the Voter Participation Center. In its effort to get underrepresented people to vote, it sent out thousands of registration reminders in swing states including Florida. 

Most Florida counties are reporting a smooth and steady early voting and absentee turnout so far.

According to Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland, more than a million Floridians have voted ahead of the November 4th general election. He also heads the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections.

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The Jacksonville City Council has voted to move the Duval County Election Center and warehouse to Imeson Road.

The council approved a ten-year lease agreement on the new building, located off Main Street north of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

The vote comes despite calls from Congresswoman Corrine Brown, the Alvin Brown administration, and several prominent African-American ministers to keep the offices at their current location in Gateway Town Center.

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Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland says he's hopeful the Jacksonville City Council will vote to move a local elections center out of the Gateway Shopping Center to Imeson Park Boulevard on the city's Northside. 

The full Council decides the matter next week, after a committee voted Tuesday 5-4 to approve a 10-year lease for the former Sears Catalog Center off North Main Street.