voting

Candidates air views on county’s development, economic growth

Candidates air views on county’s development, economic growth

Precinct 34, an initiative to improve voter turnout in the Navarre area, brought together more than a dozen candidates for a variety of offices to debate the issues April 17. The main event of the Precinct 34 Candidate Forum involved the County Commission race. Two of the board’s five seats are up for election, including […]

Constitution Revision Commission: Proposals to watch

Constitution Revision Commission: Proposals to watch

Proposals currently under consideration by the Constitution Revision Commission have been whittled down from hundreds to 37. If approved by the CRC, the proposed changes will go before Florida voters in November. Here are some of the key proposals: Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Power of the Precinct

Power of the Precinct

If all of Navarre’s registered voters living in Holley by the Sea had shown up at the polls during last year’s special election, that single voting district, known as precinct 34, could have decided the entire election by nearly 100 votes, based on Supervisor of Elections data. This highlights two things. First, voter turnout, especially […]

New Year rings in new chamber events

New Year rings in new chamber events

FunFest has gone the way of the wayside, but Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tamara Fountain said there are bigger and better things to come. To reveal these new plans, the chamber will be releasing the “12 Days of Christmas,” a video series that will showcase the events and initiatives the chamber has […]

Voters can now register online

Voters can now register online

Santa Rosa County residents can now register to vote from the comfort of home with the launch of online registration. Florida is the 36th state to offer this option. Residents of Florida can go to registertovoteflorida.gov to input their information and complete registration. Users may also update their registration information, such as a change of […]

Santa Rosa voter rolls shrinking

Santa Rosa voter rolls shrinking

  Although Republican voters hold a 3-1 edge over Democrats in Santa Rosa, they lost some of that lead this year. In the biennial updating that state law requires county Elections Supervisor Tappie Villane to do in every odd-numbered year, her staff has moved 4,874 Republicans to “inactive” status, compared with 2,066 Democrats. The trend […]

Crunch time for Florida voters

Crunch time for Florida voters

With the Presidential Preference Primary election coming up March 15, those not registered as Republicans or Democrats will be unable to vote in that type election which occurs every four years. This is because Florida is considered a closed-primary state said Tappie Villane, Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections. There are 26,981 registered voters in […]

Board election for water system nears

Board election for water system nears

In the midst of the controversy swirling around Holley-Navarre Water System, an annual meeting and election of board of directors is scheduled for Jan. 19. Four seats are open on the board; three from expiring terms and one from the resignation of Will Goulet. The meeting will commence at 7 a.m. at the Board of […]

Water system membership votes to amend bylaws

Water system membership votes to amend bylaws

The membership in attendance at tonight’s meeting of the Holley-Navarre Water system voted 12-3 to amend the bylaws to allow for absentee voting and positive identification on ballots. Up to this point, proxies have not been positively identified per water system staff attending the meeting. According to the Holley-Navarre Water System bylaws, members can make […]

Water system to tackle proxies

Water system to tackle proxies

  Water system executive director Billy Sublett broached the subject of proxies at the Holley Navarre Water System board meeting Sept. 22.  Sublett sought approval of the board to send out a letter to the water board members regarding the election in Jan. 2016. The proposed letter would inform the members they could show up to vote on […]

Breaking down Navarre’s votes in the 2014 election

Breaking down Navarre’s votes in the 2014 election

If Navarre ran the state, election results would be … exactly the same. Navarre’s six precincts voted similarly to the rest of the county and matched almost every election result. Both Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi received more support from Navarre, more than 74 percent, than they averaged around the state. Scott […]

Less than half of registered voters cast ballot in midterm

Less than half of registered voters cast ballot in midterm

124,433 residents of Santa Rosa County were registered to vote for the 2014 General Election on Nov. 4. Only 43.15 percent of those voters cast their ballots in the election. In the last non-presidential general election voter turnout was slightly higher at 45.06 percent. Statewide, turnout was slightly higher at a reported 49.61 percent as […]