Our office has received several questions concerning the sheriff’s race since the untimely death of Mr. Ralph Jerome Basford, who was the only Republican candidate in that race. In accordance with Florida law, we notified both the state and local Republican Parties to inform them of the vacancy in nomination. Per F.S. 100.111, the party had seven days to submit the name of a replacement candidate. The Jackson County Republican Executive Committee chair notified our office on August 18, 2016 that they did not have a candidate to fill the vacant position (click here to read the notice).
An emergency petition was filed with the 14th Judicial Circuit Court asking that the court direct the Supervisor of Elections to place the sheriff’s race on the General Election ballot and to void the results of the Primary Election. The Emergency Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto was heard by Judge Elijah Smiley, Circuit Judge. Judge Smiley denied the Emergency Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto on August 26, 2016. Therefore, the primary election will remain closed and only registered Democratic voters will be eligible to vote in the sheriff’s race. Please click the following link to read the ORDER DENYING EMERGENCY PETITION FOR WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO.
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•Early Voting- 3 Convenient Locations
º Supervisor of Elections Office, 2851 Jefferson St., Marianna
º Sneads City Hall, 2028 Third Ave., Sneads
º Graceville City Hall, 5348 Cliff St., Graceville
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Primary Election - August 30, 2016
Book Closing Date - August 1, 2016
General Election -November 8, 2016
Book Closing Date - October 11, 2016
Early Voting hours: Monday, August 15-Saturday, August 20: 8 AM- 6 PM
Sunday, August 21: 10 AM- 6 PM
Monday, August 22-Saturday, August 27: 8 AM- 6 PM
Locations: Supervisor of Elections Office, Sneads City Hall, and Graceville City Hall
Tuesday, August 30-Primary Election Day
Polls open from 7AM-7 PM
2851 Jefferson Street
Marianna, FL 32448
PO Box 6046
Marianna, FL 32447
PHONE: (850) 482-9652
FAX: (850) 482-9102
8 AM-4:30 PM
Sylvia D. Stephens, Supervisor of Elections, Jackson County
2851 Jefferson Street, Marianna, FL 32448
Mailing Address: PO Box 6046, Marianna, FL 32447
Phone: (850) 482-9652 • Fax: (850) 482-9102 • Email: email@example.com