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Port St. Joe sets election dates for 2023

The City of Port St. Joe’s Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 9 in the Supervisor of Elections Office, located at 401 Long Avenue.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close 7 p.m. EDT.

Registration books are now open at the office of John Hanlon, Gulf County supervisor of elections, and will remain open thru Monday, April 10 at midnight.

Only voters registered in the city will be eligible to vote in the election.

Candidate qualifying begins Wednesday, March 22 at noon EDT and ends on Wednesday, March 29 at noon. Anyone wishing to qualify by petition must have 272 petitions submitted to the Supervisor of Elections’ office by March 1. Otherwise, candidates will have to pay the qualifying fee to be eligible to run for office.

The offices of mayor, commissioner for Group I and commissioner for Group II will be up for election.

These seats are currently held by Mayor Rex Buzzett, Group I Commissioner Eric Langston and Group II Commissioner David Ashbrook.

Early Voting will be held at the Supervisor of Elections office located at 401 Long Avenue from  April 29 to May 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including Saturdays.

There will be no Sunday voting on April 30.

The city says that absentee ballots may be requested now but will be mailed after they are received from the printer.