Municipal elections for the cities of Dade City and San Antonio have been rescheduled to June 30, per an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The local elections were originally supposed to be held April 14, but were delayed due to COVID-19.
The announcement of the rescheduled elections came in a press release from the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office.
Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley officially made the request on behalf of the municipalities for a rescheduled election back on April 27. The governor’s office finally granted the request on May 15, when Executive Order 20-124 was issued.
In Dade City, six candidates are running for three open seats on the Dade City Commission — for Groups 3, 4 and 5.
In San Antonio, five candidates are vying to fill three open seats on the San Antonio City Commission.
There will not be a municipal election for the city of Zephyrhills because there is no longer a contested race. A city mayoral race was initially set between incumbent Gene Whitfield and Justin Docherty, but Docherty has since dropped out of the race after failing to properly qualify for the local election. Meanwhile, Seat 2 councilman Alan Knight has retained his seat after running unopposed.
Municipal elections are for voters residing within the city limits only.
Sample ballots are available at PascoVotes.gov, and election results will be posted on the website when they become available.
Voting by mail is an option for municipal residents. Request for a vote-by-mail ballot by calling (800) 851-8754, or in writing to P.O. Box 300, Dade City FL 33526. Written requests must include your date of birth and signature. Vote-by-mail ballots are due back in the elections’ office by 7 p.m., election day.
All voters going to the polls for municipal elections should bring photo and signature identification, or they will be required to vote a provisional ballot. Voters also are encouraged to update their voter registration record with any changes prior to election day by calling (800) 851-8754.
For more information, visit PascoVotes.gov, or call (800) 851-8754.
Published June 03, 2020