Polls now open for Primary Elections in Indian River County

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Polls have opened today in Indian River County, allowing registered voters the opportunity to cast their ballots in several races, including the Board of County Commissioners and the School Board of Indian River County.

Check back here starting at 7 p.m. for elections results and reactions. Florida is a closed primary state, meaning that only those registered with a political party can vote for that party’s candidates in the primary.

In Indian River County, that means about 43,300 registered Republicans and 27,400 Democrats can participate the primary. Another 19,300 voters registered as something else might have to wait for November’s general election – unless their party is represented in the primary.

Offices up for election in the primary include two County Commission districts, three School Board districts and a handful of state and national posts.

Those posts include US Senator, for which Marco Rubio, Gov. Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek, among others, are running; Florida Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and Commissioner of Agriculture, and Florida House of Representatives Districts 29 and 80.

Voters should bring identification that contains a photo and a signature, such as a Florida driver’s license, passport, student ID or debit/credit card with photo.

Those voters who do not have proper identification will be required to vote via provisional ballot. Voters must go to their assigned polling places, which can be found either on their Voter Information Card, on the Elections Office website by clicking on “Precinct Finder,” or by calling the Elections Office.

Many polling locations within Indian River County have been consolidated in order to conform to budget cuts.

All voters affected by polling place changes have been notified by the Supervisor of Elections.

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Candidates on the Ballot:

County Commission Dist. 2*

(Republicans to vote only)

Republican

Joe Flescher

Dale Simchick

Charles Wilson

County Commission Dist. 4*

Republican

Thomas S. Lowther

Peter D. O’Bryan

*Will face Democrat, Independent and No Party Affiliation challenges in General Election.

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School Board – (Nonpartisan race – all voters may vote – all candidates are registered Republican)

 

School Board Dist. 1

Guy L. Barber

Karen Disney-Brombach

School Board Dist. 3

Carol Johnson

Richard Marini, Sr.

School Board Dist. 5*

Harry Edward Hall, Jr.

Kimberly Yvette Keithahn

Jeffrey R. Pegler

Ardra Rigby

*Will face Write-In candidate in General Election

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Sebastian Inlet Tax District – (Nonpartisan – All voters in certain precincts)

District 4

Anthony Infantini

Donnie “DJ” Jenkins

Jay Mills

Ann Perry

 

District 5

Jim Culberson

Pete Murphy

Joseph “Joe” Pearce

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US Senate

(Partisan race – must vote registered party)

Democrat

Glenn A. Burkett

Maurice Ferre

Jeff Greene

Kendrick B. Meek

 

Republican

William Escoffery

William Billy Kogut

Marco Rubio

 

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Governor

Democrat

Brian P. Moore

Alex Sink

 

Republican

Mike McCalister

Bill McCollum

Richard L. Scott

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Attorney General

Democrat

Dave Aronberg

Dan Gelber

Republican

Holly Benson

Pam Bondi

Jeff Kottkamp

 

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Florida House of Representatives, Dist. 29

(Universal Primary Contest – all voters in certain precincts)

Republican

Robert “Rob” Dale

Tom Goodson

Erin Grall

Roger J. Shealy

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Florida House of Representatives, Dist. 80

(Republicans in certain precincts to vote)

Republican

Art Argenio

Deborah J. Mayfield

Bradley Allan Ward

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Polling locations consolidated:

Precincts 104 & 107 will be at Sebastian Elementary School, 400 County Road 512, Sebastian

Precincts 108 & 112 will be at Liberty Magnet School, 6850 81st Street, Vero Beach

Precincts 113, 207 & 311 will be at Gifford Community Center, 4855 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach

Precincts 203 & 204 will be at Sebastian Christian Church, 190 Day Drive, Sebastian

Precincts 302 & 303 will be at Treasure Coast Assembly of God, 3660 16th Street, Vero Beach

Precincts 304, 505 & 507 will be at Trinity Episcopal Great Hall, 2365 Pine Avenue, Vero Beach

Precincts 401 & 501 will be at Vero Beach Highlands POA, 625 Highland Drive SW, Vero Beach

Precincts 402 & 405 will be at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 51 Old Dixie Highway, Vero Beach

Precincts 403 & 404 will be at Vero Christian Church, 3250 Oslo Road, Vero Beach

Precincts 408 & 504 will be at Vero Beach Elementary School, 1770 12th Street, Vero Beach

Precincts 503 & 506 will be at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1850 6th Avenue, Vero Beach

Precincts 508, 509 & 510 will be at Christ By The Sea UMC, 3755 Highway A1A, Vero Beach

Polling Place Changes

Voters in Precincts 202, 205 & 208 will return to voting at the Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

Voters in Precinct 511 will now permanently vote at the River House, 305 Acacia Road, Vero Beach

 

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