AM Election Update: July 25, 2014

By: Multiple Authors (See Below)
By: Multiple Authors (See Below)
Get a summary of local election and political news in the Morning Election Update.

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6 Qualify for Houston Co. Sheriff's Position
By Amanda Dansby

Six people have filed applications to be the next Houston Co. Sheriff.

In a press conference Thursday, Houston Co. Republican Executive Committee Chairman John Gormley announced the candidates.

They are:
Lt. Randy Anderson, Houston County Sheriff’s Office
Capt. Jeff Carlisle, Houston County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Deputy Donald Valenza, Houston County Sheriff’s Office
Capt. Carlton Ott, Dothan Police Department
Kenneth Robinson
Benny Dobbs

Candidate interviews will be Monday, June 28, at the Holiday Inn. Every candidate will have the opportunity to speak at a meeting before the interviews start.


Voter Registration Deadline Coming Up For Florida Primary
By Brandon Rook

The 2014 Florida Primary is a month away and voters hoping to participate are coming up on a registration deadline.

All new voter registrations or changes to political party affiliation need to complete by this upcoming Monday, July 28th. Potential voters have to be at least 18 years old by the primary day and be a U.S. citizen. Because Florida is a closed primary state, in this upcoming election, voters are only eligible to vote the ballot of the party in which you are registered.

"To vote in any election is a privilege and whether we have one item or twenty or 100 on the ballot it's very important that our citizens take advantage of that privilege and that opportunity," said Sylvia Stephens, the Jackson County Supervisor of Elections.

Early voting will also be available to those wanting to avoid election day lines. Early voting will be available between August 16-23.


Polling Place Change In Houston County
By Victoria Rosa

Residents voting at the Lucy Volunteer Fire Department may be casting ballots in a new polling place.

Houston County Probate Judge Patrick Davenport says the lease with the volunteer Fire Department has expired, so they have to find a new polling location.

Davenport is looking to have St. John's Park as the new location.

If approved by the Houston County Commission on Monday, residents will be notified by mail, by both the Registrar's Office and the Probate Judge's office.

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