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Elections

  • Candidate qualifying time changed for Chiefland

    Chiefland officials voted unanimously in favor of changing the qualifying period for this year's upcoming election.

    The time was moved up a week to allow for more time before election day on Aug. 5, as well as accounting for City Hall being closed on Fridays.

    The new qualifying period was set for June 9 - 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seats for Group 2, now occupied by Mayor Teal Pomeroy, and Group 4, Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, are set to expire this year.

    The election will take place at City Hall, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Wheeler to challenge Yoho for Congress

    Marihelen Wheeler, an Alachua County educator and activist, declared her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives  for  Florida’s Third Congressional District. The seat is occupied by freshman incumbent, Rep. Ted Yoho. Wheeler has lived in Gainesville for 25 years. She currently teaches at Westwood Middle School, where she has worked the last 20 years. Prior to that time, she taught for 10 years in Levy County.  All throughout this time, Wheeler has been active in a variety of local arts and environmental groups.

  • Jake Rush challenges Yoho in GOP primary

    Jake Rush, Alachua County-based congressional candidate,kicked off his Republican primary challenge to unseat one term incumbent Ted Yoho in Florida’s 3rd congressional district this week with a stop in Chiefland during a two-day barnstorming tour of the district. 

  • Rubio has not decided on 2016

    U.S. Sen. Mark Rubio has not decided on whether to seek re-election to the Senate or to run for president on the Republican Party ticket in 2016, his North Florida Regional Director told the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on Thursday, May 22. 

  • Guide to election day transportation

    Transportation services will be provided to all Levy County voters that wish to vote early or on election day.

  • Candidates forum at VFW Friday

        The VFW Post No. 5625 of Chiefland and the Chiefland Citizen are hosting a candidates forum on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.

  • Early voting under way

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones opened early voting on Monday for the Aug. 26 primary election at her office at 421 S. Court St., next to the county courthouse, in Bronson. 

    Balloting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 23.

    All voters will be voting in the 8th Judicial Circuit judgeship for Group 12 where incumbent William E. Davis faces challenger William Falik.

  • Answers to 'tough' questions

    Because there was not enough time to ask all the questions submitted by the public at a recent candidates forum hosted by the VFW Post 5625 in partnership with the Chiefland Citizen, the "leftover" questions were emailed to all the county candidates to get a written response. 

    Only three chose to respond. 

     

    County Commissioner Candidate Ryan Bell

    1) What are you going to do about EMS sending money to Lewisville, S.C. ? And how much do they keep out of all EMS money?

  • Primary voting ends at 7 p.m.

    It's time to vote folks. Really, primary voting ends at 7 p.m. today. 

    And if you want to see the results, there is the usual viewing party outside the Supervisor of Elections office next to the county courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson.

    There is also a new location to watch results: The fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church in Bronson will be open for residents to watch the results after the polls close. 

  • Elections office grant used for voting machines

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said $10,808.08 in grant funds from the Help America Vote Act of 2002 will be used to reimburse Levy County for the new voting machines.

    Jones announced the grant and repayment at the Oct. 21, Levy County Board of County Commission meeting.

    The Voting Access for Individuals with Disabilities (VOTE) Program within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administers these grants to the states for this purpose.