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Elections

  • County elections already being decided

    For those who have not returned their absentee (vote by mail) ballots and are undecided about who to vote for in county races you have a chance to study up on the candidates in this issue of the Chiefland Citizen.

    The Levy County Newspaper Group posed questions to candidates in the county commission and school superintendent races and their answers can be found on pages 4,5,8 and 9.

    For those among the 1,075 who had voted as of Tuesday, you can read the candidate responses, but you cannot change your ballot.

  • Early voting under way

    Early voting started on Monday and continues every day through Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 421 S. Court St., Bronson.

    And to make voting easy, Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones has turned the back room of her office into a roomy polling station with parking right outside the door. It could not be more convenient.

    As of Tuesday afternoon almost 200 people had cast their ballots in early voting. Another 1,786 voters has cast absentee ballots.

  • Weeks running for Levy County Commission District 1

    My name is Berlon Weeks and I would like to ask you for your vote for Levy County Commission, District 1.

    I am the son of Tony and Faith Weeks and I am married to Donna Weeks of Bronson. We have four children - Austin, Darren, Haley and Kasey Weeks. I have owned and operated Weeks Bail Bonds since 2000 and I also managed Tony’s Jiffy for 10 years from 1997 to 2007.

  • Heath Davis back on city commission

    Former city commissioner and mayor Heath Davis will be back on the Cedar Key City Commission soon after his candidacy for Seat 1 in the May election did not draw any opposition.

    But two other races will be going to the voters as incumbent Sue Colson drew opposition from John G. Blouse III for Seat 5 and newcomers Diana L. Toppings and Jamie Griffin face off in the race for Seat 3.

  • Jamie Griffin announces candidacy for District 1 commission seat

     Longtime Levy County businessman Jamie Griffin has announced plans to run for the District 1 Levy County Commission seat.

  • Al Macri will face Joyner for District 3 seat

    In a candidacy announcement, Macri wrote:

    “Hello, my name is Al Macri and I am asking for your vote and support as I am running for Levy County Commissioner District 3, which is being vacated by Marsha Drew. 

    “I am 57 years old and came to Levy County from Palm Beach County in 1981. I live in Morriston with my wife, Etter Brooks Macri, who was born in Montbrook.

  • Cindy Roach announces candidacy for superintendent

    Dear Citizens of Levy County,

    Our children are our future, and they deserve an education that will best prepare them to make an honest living and to fulfill their dreams. 

    Our children deserve knowledgeable and inspired teachers in the classroom. Our children, teachers, staff, administrators, and our communities deserve a knowledgeable leader who has a vision for the future of education in Levy County.

  • McCallum wins GOP nod for sheriff’s race

    Bobby McCallum, who lost a close race for sheriff four years ago, bounced back on Tuesday to decisively win by 20 points in unofficial results over Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan for the Republican nomination in one of the most heated races in Levy County history.

    McCallum received 2,412 votes or 58.01 percent to Sullivan's 1,612 or 38.77 percent and Noel Desmond's 134 votes or 3.22 percent. 

  • Inglis political forum draws crowd

    It was standing room only and some were standing outside the door when 24 candidates and their representatives turned out for a forum with one of the strictest speaking limits in the county. 

    The gathering hosted by the Inglis Recreation Advisory Board Activities Committee called for candidates to have only one minute to speak at the podium and that was strictly enforced by two timekeepers and the moderator.

  • Returning to the polls or a first time voter - come prepared

    Florida law requires photo and signature ID in order to vote. Examples of acceptable photo and signature identification: 

    n Florida Drivers License 

    n Florida ID 

    n Passport 

    n Military ID 

    n Student ID

    n Debit/Credit Card

    n Retirement Center ID

    n Neighborhood Association ID