LIVE OAK — Glenda Williams is hopeful for a good turnout in the midterm general election.
Williams, Suwannee County’s Supervisor of Elections, said she is using the more than 4,600 ballots mailed out for the “Vote by Mail” option as an indicator for the expected turnout.
“Everybody come out,” Williams said of the election. “I think we’ll be pretty busy.”
While election day is Nov. 6, early voting begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 4 at three locations within the county: the Judicial Annex, 218 Parshley St. in Live Oak; the Branford Library, 703 NW Suwannee Ave.; and the Jo Kennon Public Library, 10655 Dowling Park Dr. in Dowling Park.
All three locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily throughout the early voting period, including both Saturdays and both Sundays.
Those heading to the polls will be busy as well.
There are four candidates running for the District 10 seat in the Florida House of Representatives with McAlpin’s Fred Martin running with no party affiliation, as is Merrillee Malwitz Jipson. Chuck Brannan is the Republican candidate for the seat with Ronald W. Williams II running as a Democrat.
The only local race to be decided in the general election is the Group 4 seat on the County’s Conservation board with Jordan Bosserman running against incumbent Ronnie Lawson.
Suwannee County voters will also be deciding on U.S. Senator, with Gov. Rick Scott running against incumbent Bill Nelson, and U.S. Representative from District 2 where incumbent Neal Dunn is running against Democrat challenger Bob Rackleff.
Also up for election is Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Agriculture.
Ron DeSantis (Jeanette Nunez), Andrew Gillum (Chris King), Darcy G. Richardson (Nancy Argenziano), Kyle “KC” Gibson (Ellen Wilds), Ryan Christopher Foley (John Tutton Jr.) and Bruce Stanley (Ryan Howard McJury) are the candidates for governor (and lieutenant governor). Ashley Moody, Sean Shaw and Jeffrey Marc Siskind are seeking the attorney general’s office with Jimmy Patronis and Jeremy Ring running for CFO. Matt Caldwell and Nicole “Nikki” Fried are running for Ag Commissioner.
There are also 12 constitutional amendments on the ballot.