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Now it's time for voters to decide
By Pat Andrews
posted Aug 10, 2012 - 3:42:15pm
All but one of the five County Council District 1 candidates, but only one of the three county chair candidates, attended an Aug. 3 forum at First Baptist Church of DeLeon Springs moderated by Pierson resident Cindy Todd. The DeLeon Springs Community Association sponsored a reception afterward, giving attendees a chance to talk to candidates face to face.
Present were District 1 candidates Pat Patterson, Ronnie Mills, Missy Kelly and Jeff Allebach. Terry Dilligard didn't attend.
Chair candidate Carl Persis attended, but Ted Doran and Jason Davis weren't on hand.
Now that the forums have concluded, its time for voters to face the tough question: Who will win their votes. Early voting continues for one more day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at two West Volusia sites: the Volusia County Elections Office in DeLand and at the Deltona Regional Library.
On Tuesday, Aug. 14, the polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The District 1 seat on the County Council covers West Volusia from Pierson and Seville through the northern part of DeBary. As in the other nonpartisan races for county chair, and in the races for County Council Districts 2, 3, 4 and 5, if any candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary, he or she wins the seat.
If not, the two candidates with the most votes in the primary will appear again on the ballot for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election.
For more information about the election, visit the Volusia County Elections Office online.
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