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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ELECTORATE TO RENDER JUDGMENT ON TRUMP ERA Democratic resistance vs. slash-and-burn politics: Voters across America cast ballots in first nationwide election of Trump’s presidency. 2. VOTING PROBLEMS APPEAR CLOSER TO HOME Early voting leading up to the midterm election exposed machines that changed voter selections and registration forms tossed because of clerical errors. 3. […]

Hurricane postpones voter books closing

Hurricane postpones voter books closing

The Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Office will be closing at noon Tuesday in order to prepare for Hurricane Michael. The closure will affect the voter registration deadline according to a press release from the office. In Florida, registration books close 29 days prior to an election. Due to the office closing early, paper […]

Near-record numbers in election

Near-record numbers in election

Voters of Santa Rosa county turned out to vote in numbers not seen since the 2008 General Election, and before that you have to go all the way back to 1984 when the voter turnout was 70.28 percent of all registered voters.  In this 2016 election the percentage was 68.04.  In a heated presidential race […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 4

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 4

POLICE: MAN WANTED ‘SUICIDE BY COP’ AFTER KILLING FAMILY Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez says Fadel Jabado wanted “suicide by cop” when he fired his weapon at officers while sitting in his car in a field Wednesday afternoon. Police shot Jabado, who remains in critical condition. The bodies of his wife and 26-year-old son were […]

Santa Rosa takes steps to prevent voter fraud

Santa Rosa takes steps to prevent voter fraud

As Election Day looms ever closer and early voting winds to a close, suspicions of voter fraud are on the forefront of many minds. The issue has received massive amounts of national media attention in the wake of statements by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump saying that millions of fraudulent votes would be cast against […]

When, where, how to vote

When, where, how to vote

Roughly 25 percent of Santa Rosa County’s nearly 131,000 voters have already cast their ballot for the presidential election after early voting opened in the county Monday, Oct. 24. Santa Rosa’s voters, the majority of which have been Republican, have cast 19,755 early votes and 13,224 votes by mail. Of the early votes the majority, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 25

REPORT: TENNESSEE MAN DIED AFTER RIDING DISNEY’S STAR TOURS The September death of the Memphis, Tennessee, man was recorded in a list of serious ride-related injuries and illnesses that the major theme parks provide the state of Florida on a quarterly basis. The man had a pre-existing heart condition, and that the cause of death […]

Elections office prepares for primary

Elections office prepares for primary

Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane and her staff have been gearing up for the Aug. 26 primary election. Sample ballots were recently released, and absentee ballots are being mailed out this month. Early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 11 through Aug. 23. Read more in the […]