Earlier primary means filing starts soon

Published 8:41 am Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A new law for voting goes into effect next year – and it means more than just having a photo ID.

Elections Director Tabatha Parrish told county commissioners earlier this month of some of the changes, which include an earlier primary, in March. Filing fees for offices such as county commissioner and the board of education will go up, reflecting 1% of the salary. Also, the board of education vote will now be partisan.

Early voting sites and times will also be fewer.

A Jan. 12 informational meeting at Davie Senior Services is tentatively scheduled to explain some of the changes.

“Election laws are constantly changing,” Parrish said.

Meanwhile …

The candidate filing period for local and state offices begins at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and will close at noon on Dec. 21.

Offices that may be filed for and fees paid in the Davie Board of Elections Office: 34th Senate District ($207), 79th State House ($207), Register of Deeds ($536), 3 county commissioner seats ($66), and 4 board of education seats ($36).

Filing fees may be paid by check to Davie Board of Elections, 161 Poplar St., Suite 102. Direct questions to 753-6072.