Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Both the Pinellas County Commission and School Board have races in November 2014. Take a look at who's running so far.
Election Day 2014 is still a long way away, but that doesn’t mean competition for local seats isn’t starting to develop. With seats up for grabs on both the Pinellas County Commission and Pinellas School Board, Clearwater residents can anticipate some changes following the 2014 elections. Here’s a look at who’s filed for what races to date, according to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office: County Commission, District 2 (At Large) This at-large district, a seat currently held by Norm Roche, covers much of northwest Pinellas County. One candidate has filed to date: Hooper currently represents District 67, which includes much of Clearwater and Largo, in the Florida House, where he is up against term limits. The former …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
A slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Florida…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
Friday, November 9, 2012
City code enforcement officers will be removing signs from medians and will cite residents if signs are not removed within seven days after the election.
The election is over, now it is time for the campaign signs to go. Clearwater Code Enforcement officers are out in force removing campaign signs from medians and other rights of way Thursday. "We are going out in teams this morning to remove political signs and others from the (right of ways)," Terry Tuenis, code compliance manager, said in an email. Other right of way signs will be removed daily. Other political signs will get a Notice of Violation after seven calendar days if the property owner is non-responsive to removing it. They are to be removed by Tuesday, Nov. 13. To let code enforcement officers know about sign violations, call (727) 562-4720, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, or send a Citizen Request online regarding the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Supervisor of Elections spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says it's not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races.
The Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections' canvassing board is spending Wednesday morning processing about 9,000 mail ballots. Spokesperson Nancy Whitlock says the mail ballots were dropped off at polling locations all over the county Tuesday. Voters had until 7 p.m. to drop off the ballots. Whitlock says it is not known if the uncounted ballots will impact close races like the Palm Harbor Fire Commission Seat 3, in which challenger Debbie Buschman beat incumbent Bob Shatanoff by 247 votes. "We'll just have to wait and see. It will be several hours," Whitlock told Patch on Tuesday morning. Whitlock says the election supervisor's office will update its website with updated vote totals after all of the mail ballots have been processed. …
Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call.
Even though Florida's 29 electoral votes won't make a difference in the outcome of the Presidential election, Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call. President Barack Obama held a razor-thin thin edge over Gov. Mitt Romney, even as 200,000 votes were left to be counted in Florida. Obama won enough battleground states to win re-election even if he doesn't win Florida. All precincts have reported results, but provisional and absentee ballots still needed to be counted. That includes 9,000 ballots that were still being counted Wednesday in Pinellas County. It isn't yet clear when a winner in Florida's Presidential race may be declared. Obama held a 0.58% lead on Wednesday afternoon. If the margin falls below 0.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Stories, results and everything else you want to know from Election Day in Clearwater, all in one spot.
Look here for results and local coverage of the state and national races from Election Day 2012.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …