general election

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 […]

Mail-in ballots for all, not just absentee voters

Mail-in ballots for all, not just absentee voters

Red and blue signs bearing candidate names have started cropping up in front yards across the county. Social media platforms are abuzz with chatter about local and national issues. Election season is fast approaching. Read the full article in the June 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to […]

Votes for Donald Duck considered but not counted

Votes for Donald Duck considered but not counted

One election night result that Tappie Villane can almost surely count on is that Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse will get some votes for President of the United States. However, by law, the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections isn’t required to tabulate or record such prank ballots. No matter that the cartoon characters, among […]

Candidates needed for empty fire commissioner seat

Candidates needed for empty fire commissioner seat

In early October, the seat 4 fire commissioner position vacated leaving an empty seat at the board’s table.  “If you live in Navarre or Holley and are qualified to vote in an election, you are qualified to serve as a commissioner for the fire district,” Fire Chief Ron Norton said.  “While you don’t have to […]

District 2 candidates focus on beach

District 2 candidates focus on beach

The primary election race for Santa Rosa County Commission District 2 is a bit of an oddity. Two current Santa Rosa County Commissioners — Bob Cole and Jim Melvin — are squaring off in the Republican primary. The winner will face Independent candidate Wallis Mahute in the general election. All three candidates spent nearly an hour […]