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Here are the races and referendums will be on the Duval County May 19, 2015
General Election Ballot. This is an Unitary Election and serves as a runoff between the top two winner of the First Election on March 24, 2015. There is a single ballot for all voters within each electoral district to vote for either candidate, regardless of political party affiliation.
Overseas absentee ballots are mailed beginning April 4th. Absentee ballots for domestic voters are mailed beginning April 14th. Voter registration deadline is April 20th. Early voting at selected sites will be from May 4th through May 17th. All completed absentee ballots must be in the Election Office, 105 E. Monroe St, 32202 before 7:00 p.m. on May 19th.
The following candidates will be on ALL ballots:
Mayor: Alvin Brown (D)
Lenny Curry (R)
Sheriff: Ken Jefferson (D)
Mike Williams (R)
Council- At-Large Group One: Anna Lopez Brosche (R)
Kimberly Daniels (D)
Council-At-Large Group Three: Tommy Hazouri (D)
Geoff "Jeff" Youngblood (R)
Council-At-Large Group Five: Samuel C. Newby (R)
Ju'Coby Pittman (D)
The following candidates will be on each of the District ballots:
City Council District One: Mike Anania (R)
Joyce Morgan (D)
City Council District Two: Al Ferraro (R)
Lisa King (D)
City Council District Four: Ramon Day (D)
Scott Wilson (R)
City Council District Seven: Reggie Gaffney (D)
George A. Spencer, Jr. (D)
City Council District Eight: Katrina Brown (D)
Pat Lockett-Felder (D)
The following two Referendums will be on ALL ballots:
Referendum 1: Amending the Charter: Concerning the City of Jacksonville General Counsel
Summary: Shall the Jacksonville Charter be amended to provide for a General Counsel qualification review committee; Clarify the term and qualifications of the General Counsel; Allow for removal of the General Counsel by City Council for cause by super majority vote?
Financial Impact Estimate: This Charter Amendment, if implemented, would have no fiscal impact on revenues or cost for the City of Jacksonville
Referendum 2: Amending Sections 6:07 and 7.101 of the Charter regarding Mayor's Staff and Department Directors.
Summary: Shall Ordinance 2015-51-E which amends the Jacksonville Charter to (1) require the Mayor to appoint a Chief Administrative Office and Director of Finance; (2) define the duties, responsibilities and authority of such positions; and (3) require Mayor to appoint City department directors within 60 days of a director's position becoming vacant, become effective?
Financial Impact Estimate: This Charter Amendment, if implemented, would have no fiscal impact on revenues or cost for the City of Jacksonville.