Early voting for the Port St. Joe municipal election begins Saturday at the Supervisor of Elections office at 401 Long Avenue.
Early voting will continue through May 11. Voting hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET each day, including Saturdays, exclusive of Sundays. There will be no early voting on Sunday, May 5.
Election Day is May 14.
Voting that day will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET at the Port St. Joe Fire Department next to City Hall on Williams Avenue.
This is a city-wide election; each voter may cast a vote for every seat on the ballot.
Three commissioners were up for re-election this year.
Mayor/Commissioner Mel Magidson was re-elected to a fourth term after he drew no opposition during candidate qualifying in March.
Group I Commissioner Bill Kennedy elected not to run again after one term.
Two political newcomers, David Ashbrook and William Thursbay are vying for the seat Kennedy will vacate.
Group II Commissioner Bo Patterson is running for a second term and facing a challenge from Eddie Fields, another political newcomer.
The last day to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. ET on May 8.
Voters are encouraged to ensure their voting registration information – address, signature, etc. – is up to date to ensure quick processing when voting.