E. Eugene Webb PhD
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In many Florida counties and cities, August is an election month. There have been numerous changes in the election process following the 2020 presidential election, and your best source of information is the Florida Department of State: Election Dates and your local county supervisor of elections.
In many cities and counties there will be significant changes to absentee ballots, mail in balance, ballot drop offs, and the election process in general. So, be sure to check with your local supervisor of elections if you are planning to vote by mail in ballot or absentee ballot.
Many people choose not to vote in these off major election cycle contests simply because they're too busy, not interested, or really don't know anything about the candidates.
This year, it would be a good idea to check with your local newspaper or your favorite local electronic media outlet, but not necessarily social media, and get some information on the elections in your city and county and who is running.
Generally, these elections are nonpartisan, but they really are not. They are often highly politically charged. So be sure to vote.
Vote in the primary, and in most cases the primary will result in a runoff so be sure to vote in the general election.
There is an old saying in politics, the government that affects you the most is your local government. When we allow highly biased, over political, or extremist candidates to be elected to these local government offices, it is not uncommon for chaos to ensue.
Here is how you can contact Your Supervisor of Elections:
Find your Supervisor of Elections
Need More information: Florida Division of Elections, Room 316, R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Fl. 32399-0250, 850.245.6200.
Remember, if you don’t vote, you don’t have a say in how your City or County is run. Finally, government and governing is all about compromise. Extreme positions right or left, conservative or liberal rarely govern well.
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