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August 30, 2016
President and Vice President
United States Senator
Representative in Congress: Districts 4 and 5
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 4
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 4
State Senator: Districts 4 and 6
State Representative: Districts 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16
First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Six Judges
Circuit Judge, 4th Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 9, 12, 15, 20, 23, 25 and 31
Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts
County Judge: Groups 5, 6, 10, 15 and 16
School Board: Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7
Bainebridge Community Development District: Seats 3 and 4 (Nov. Ballot)
Bartram Park Community Development District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 (Nov. Ballot)
Bartram Springs Community Development District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 (Nov. Ballot)
Duval Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 (Nov. Ballot)
Harbour Waterway Special District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 (Nov. Ballot)
Isle of Palms Special District: Seats 1, 3 and 5 (Nov. Ballot)
Millers Creek Special District: Seats 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 (Nov. Ballot)
Principal One Community Development District: Seats 2 and 4 (Nov. Ballot)
Tison’s Landing Community Development District: Seats 1 and 3 (Nov. Ballot)
Tolomato Community Development District: Seats 1 and 3 (Nov. Ballot)
Trails Community Development District: Seats 3 and 4 (Nov. Ballot)
Wynnfield Lakes Community Development District: 1, 3 and 5 (Nov. Ballot)
Deadline for New Registrations and Party Changes
August 1, 2016
Florida is a closed primary state. Only voters who are registered members of political parties may vote for respective party candidates for an office in a primary election.
Early Voting Period
August 15 - 28, 2016
Minimum mandatory 8 days beginning on the 10th day and ending on the 3rd day before Election Day. Each county Supervisor of Elections may at his or her own discretion offer additional days of early voting on any or all days during the 15th through 11th day and the last Sunday before Election Day.
Absentee Ballot "Send" Deadline For Military and Overseas Voters
July 16, 2016
Absentee Ballot "Send" Deadline For Domestic Voters
July 26 - August 2, 2016
Deadline to Request a Ballot to be Mailed
5:00 p.m., August 24, 2016
sales tax referendum
Section 5. Referendum Question. The form of the title and question for the Pension Liability Surtax referendum shall be substantially as follows:
1/2-CENT SALES TAX PLAN
AUGUST 30, 2016
Permanently closing up to three of the City’s underfunded defined benefit retirement plans, increasing the employee contribution for those plans to a minimum of 10%, and ending the Better Jacksonville ½-cent sales tax are all required to adopt a ½-cent sales tax solely dedicated to reducing the City’s unfunded pension liability. Shall such pension liability sales tax, which ends upon elimination of the unfunded pension liability or in 30 years maximum, be adopted?
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With about three weeks until the August 30th primary election here in Florida, there are still several Republican primary races that are too close to call, regardless of what some public opinion polling states.
Here are the races where there isn’t a clear frontrunner, or that could be considered ‘toss ups.’
FL CD 1– Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) could have the advantage in this race, but he is in a crowded field of candidates who could split the vote enough to cause him to lose. (This can be said of all the crowded races)
The winner of this race will be the next member of Congress from Florida’s panhandle.
FL CD 2 – ACU endorsed Mary Thomas appears to be on her way to winning the GOP nomination over Dr. Neal Dunn. The winner of this primary will have an easy path to victory in the general election.
FL CD 4 – Rep. Lake Ray (R) finds himself trailing Hans Tanzler and former JAX Sheriff John Rutherford, but could wind up pulling an upset with the Marco Rubio-esque grassroots campaign he has mounted. Rutherford is considered the favorite but has been questioned about his ties to individuals with possible ties to radical Islam.
FL CD 6 – Before Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) (pictured) decided to run for reelection, this race was pretty hotly contested with no less than 4 congressional candidates vying to replace the popular conservative congressman. When DeSantis made the announcement he was dropping out of the U.S. Senate primary race, the only congressional candidate that decided to challenge DeSantis was Rep. Fred Costello (R). DeSantis will easily win this race.
FL CD 18 – At first glance, the GOP congressional primary race to replace outgoing Rep. Patrick Murphy (R) appeared to be Army veteran Brian Mast’s to lose. Mast’s story of survival moved the country, but may not have been enough to counter millions of dollars his competitors are spending to win this race.
Former Rep. Carl Domino (R) and Dr. Mark Freeman are self-funding. Rebecca Negron, wife of incoming Senate President Joe Negron, who has raised big money from special interests in Tallahassee, could now be considered as the frontrunner in the race. Attorney Rick Kozell as fallen off the face of the political map, but has been able to raise enough money to make the race a complete excrement show.
FL CD 19 – Former Ambassador Francis Rooney looks to be on a path to victory, at least that is how it looks on paper and on TV. Rooney is spending big bucks to win this race, but is facing stiff competition from Sanibel City Councilman Chauncey Goss, whose press-the-flesh grassroots push could prove successful in the end.
Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino seems to be dead on arrival. According to southwest Florida residents, Bongino attends local forums and events, but aside from his almost daily street corner sign-waving initiatives, he is nowhere to be found.
Remember, like in all campaigns, money talks and almost always wins elections.
As far as the Democrats go, there are really only to congressional races worth mentioning.
FL CD 5 -Embattled and indicted Rep. Corrine Brown (D) is struggling against former state Senator Al Lawson. Brown may have a slight advantage but her legal problems could eventually sink her campaign in the general election, if she gets that far.
FL CD 26 – This race is a spicy as the come. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (D) is running for congress for the 20th time. Just kidding, it’s only his fourth run for the U.S. Congress. Garcia is running against former Miami-Dade Democratic Chairwoman Annette Taddeo.
The winner of this hot mess of a primary race will face incumbent Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo.