St. Johns County School District elections (2014)
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St. Johns County School District
St. Johns County, Florida ballot measures
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Three seats on the St. Johns County School Board are up for general election on August 26, 2014. The general election determines if candidates for each seat can garner a majority of the vote total. If no candidate receives 50 percent plus one of the general election votes in a particular district, the top two vote recipients advance to the runoff election on November 4, 2014.
Beverly Slough faces a challenge from Kelly Lorbeer in District 1. The District 3 race features incumbent William "Bill" Mignon and challengers Karen Harvey and Ralph D. Klein. Kelly Dawn Barrera and Nicholas M. Graham are running to replace Bill Fehling, who did not file for re-election in District 4.
About the districtSt. Augustine, the county seat of St. Johns County, Florida. St. Johns County is home to 209,647 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. St. Johns County School District is the 24th-largest school district in Florida, serving 31,580 students during the 2011-2012 school year.
St. Johns County outperformed the rest of Florida in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.7 percent of St. Johns County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Florida as a whole. The median household income in St. Johns County was $64,346 compared to $47,309 for the state of Florida. The poverty rate in St. Johns County was 9.8 percent compared to 15.6 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
Method of board member selection
The St. Johns County School Board consists of five members elected to four-year terms. Each member represents a specific group of schools. There is a general election on August 26, 2014 and the runoff election takes place on November 4, 2014 if no candidate receives 50 percent or more of the general election vote.
Candidates for the school board filed for the election by June 20, 2014. The county's elections office hosts early voting for the general election at various locations from August 16, 2014 to August 23, 2014. The early voting window for the runoff election runs from October 25, 2014 to November 1, 2014. The last day to request a mailed absentee ballot in the general election is August 20, 2014 and the runoff election deadline is October 29, 2014.
The following dates are key deadlines for the school board election in 2014:
|June 20, 2014||Last day of candidate filing period|
|August 16, 2014||First day of early voting in general election|
|August 20, 2014||Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for general election|
|August 23, 2014||Last day of early voting in general election|
|August 26, 2014||General election day|
|October 25, 2014||First day of early voting in runoff election|
|October 29, 2014||Last day to request mailed absentee ballot for runoff election|
|November 1, 2014||Last day of early voting in runoff election|
|November 4, 2014||Runoff election day (if necessary)|
Additional elections on the ballot
Area residents will vote on county and statewide races on November 4, 2014. Residents of St. Johns County will vote on races for county commission seats. Voters will also decide on a statewide ballot measure to amend the state constitution to allow the use of medical marijuana. The November 4, 2014 ballot includes races for state legislature, state executive and U.S. House seats.
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- United States Census Bureau, "St. Johns County, Florida," accessed July 14, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed July 14, 2014
- St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections, "Home," accessed July 14, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Florida Division of Elections, "Calendar of Election Dates," accessed June 11, 2014
|2014 St. Johns County School District Elections|
|St. Johns County, Florida|
|Election date:||August 26, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 1: • Kelly Lorbeer • Beverly Slough|
District 5: • Kelly Dawn Barrera • Nicholas M. Graham
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|