Pasco seeks to delay municipal elections

UPDATE: Postponed indefinitely per Executive Oder 20-97 from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Elections will be rescheduled “as soon as practicable. In the wake of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley is seeking to delay the April 14 municipal elections Dade City, Zephyrhills and San Antonio. To that end, Corley has requested Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to … [Read more...]

Precautions planned at polling places

As Pasco County voters head to the polls on March 17 for Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary, precautions are being taken to guard against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. “We have been monitoring this situation and have been communicating with the Florida Department of State, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on election day polling place preparation,” … [Read more...]

Pasco calls for civil campaign behavior

The Pasco County Commission has amended its Ethical Campaign Practices Act to encourage civility among candidates. Commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 21 to support changes suggested by Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley. Corley said the changes incorporate “language that speaks to civility in the public discourse for candidates running for office within Pasco … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 01/29/2020

Corley issues warning Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley has issued a warning that The Voter Participation Center (VPC) again has launched a voter registration mail campaign targeting Pasco County voters, according to a news release from Corley’s office. The mail campaign contains “inaccurate information that is often alarming and confusing,” the release says. Previously, … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 12/11/2019

Candidates are making plans known A number of local candidates have filed paperwork to make it known they plan to seek office. Here is an early look at candidates and the offices they’re seeking listed on the Pasco County Supervision of Elections website. • Property appraiser Gary Joiner, Republican (Active Pre-filed) Mike Wells, Republican (Active Pre-filed) • Superintendent of … [Read more...]

Spending approved for bilingual ballots, voting assistance

The Pasco County Commission has approved a budget amendment for $215,000, relating to  bilingual ballots, election materials and assistance for the 2020 election cycle. The commission’s action came in response to a request by Pasco County Election Supervisor Brian Corley, who asked for the additional funds to comply with a federal court order and a directive from Gov. Ron DeSantis. The … [Read more...]

Will election be ‘one for the ages?’

When he looks ahead to the 2020 Presidential Election, Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley predicts, “that’s going to be one for the ages.” For one thing, there are already attorneys being lined up in Florida, on both sides of the aisle, for next year, Corley said, during a luncheon meeting last week of the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, at  St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in … [Read more...]

Primary election coming soon for District 38

Randy Maggard and David ‘Mac” Macallister will face off in a primary on April 9 to determine who will represent the Republicans in a special election to fill the vacancy in District 38 House seat in the Florida Legislature. The seat was vacated by Danny Burgess, who accepted an offer from Gov. Ron DeSantis to become the executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Early … [Read more...]

Pasco readies for big building program

Voter approval of four general obligation bond issues in November has set the stage for a major building program in Pasco County. The bond revenues will go to expand the Pasco County Detention Center; to update and expand fire rescue facilities; to upgrade libraries; and, to spruce up and improve park and recreational facilities. Pasco County staff members briefed commissioners on the timing … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 03/06/2019

Sample ballots and early voting Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley has announced that Sample Ballots for the April 9 Municipal and Special Primary elections are available online at PascoVotes.com. The supervisor’s office also intended to send the vote-by-mail ballots for the more than 12,000 requested on March 5, after The Laker/Lutz News print deadline. Voter turnout will … [Read more...]