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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Florida heads to polls Nov. 6

Century residents to decide on council races for two positions this Tuesday


November 1, 2018

The towns of Century and Jay in Florida will hold General Elections Tuesday, Nov. 6.


Century voters will vote to fill council seats 3 and 4. Running for Century Council seat 3 is incumbent Councilman Benjamin Boutwell and challenger Amanuel Onell Dubose.

Council seat 4 contenders are Mary Hudson Bougeois and James Smith, Jr. In the August 28 election Councilman Gary Riley decided not to run at the end of his term of January 2019.

Incumbent Sandra McMurray Jackson is running unopposed for Council seat 5.

Precinct 22 at Century Town Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Also on the ballot are two Escambia Soil and Water Conservation District candidates.

According to the website, the total number of registered voters in Escambia County (Fla.) by party is Republicans at 95,644, or 44.9 percent, Democrats at 71,984, or 33.8 percent, no party affiliated at 43,509, or 20.4 percent and minor parties at 1,850, or 0.9 percent for a total of 212,987 registered voters.


Voters in the town of Jay will vote for their candidate for District 3 State Representatives, Jayer Williamson and Bobbi Osborne, but have no council seats on the ballot.

There are four precincts in Jay. Precinct No. 3 and No. 4 are located at the Linda Carden Community Center, No. 17 is at the Fidelis Community Center and No. 19 is at the Chumuckla Community Center.

Polls are open at these precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

All Florida voters will vote on the following: U.S. Senator. Candidates are Republican Rick Scott and Democratic Bill Nelson; for U.S. Representative, candidates are Republican Matt Gaetz and Democratic Jennifer M. Zimmerman; for Attorney General, candidates are Republican Ashley Moody, Democratic Sean Shaw and Non-party affiliated Jeffrey Marc Siskind. Other offices voters will vote on are Chief Financial Officer, Commission of Agriculture, District 2 County Commissioner, Satae Representive, Supreme Court Justice and several First District Court of Appeals candidates.

There will also be 12 Amendments to the Florida Constitution on their ballots.

Seven candidates are vying to replace Governor Rick Scott. The two Republican candidates are Ron Desantis and Adam Putnam. The five Democratic candidates, Andrew Gillum, Jeff Greegen, Gwen Graham, Chris King and Philip Levine.

According to the website, the total registered voters in Santa Rosa County by party are Democrats at 25,388, or 19 percent, Republicans at 77,689, or 59 percent, and other at 29,280, or 22 percent, for a total of 132,357 registered voters.

The deadline for vote by mail has passed, but voters can still vote early through Nov. 3.


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